New Shoots VIC
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New Shoots celebrates and cultivates poems inspired by plants and place. Stemming from the success of New Shoots NSW, we're partnering with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Australian Poetry to grow the garden of poems in Victoria.
In 2017, New Shoots will commission 11 x Victorian poets including Bruce Pascoe, Maria Takolander, Tony Birch, Bonny Cassidy, Autumn Royal, Ryan Prehn, Elena Gomez, Duncan Hose, Chris Wallace Crabbe, Carissa Lee, and Cameron Lowe to create a series of poems that respond to sites, stems, seeds and spores across Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Poems will be recorded, performed, shared on seed packs and 'planted' in the garden throughout the year.
2-16 March 2017: In collaboration with the Art & Herbarium: Creative Ecological Investigations project, the first of our New Shoots Victoria commissioned poets, Bonny Cassidy, exhibited a new series of poems inspired by her residency in the Melbourne University Herbarium. Exhibition details »
23 March 2017: Eucalypt Australia hosted an evening to celebrate National Eucalypt Day, featuring poetry readings and performance by Eric Avery and Chris Wallace Crabbe AM, followed by the announcement of the ABR Eucalypt Fellow and the award of the 2017 Bjarne K Dahl Medal. Event details »
More events announced soon... see our event calendar »
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