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"Strange Garden" A cardboard craft and sculpture workshop part of Merri-bek Family Festival MBFF

Children aged 7-12 will make 3-D cardboard plants and flowers to start their own Strange Garden. These workshops teach young artists about patterns, geometry, sustainability and our relationship with nature.

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist is a sculptor, prop/set/puppet builder and puppeteer. In Eliza-Jane's sculpture practice her materials are often the discarded – clothes, found objects, and cardboard.

She lavishes detail onto the humble and mundane and makes ugly things beautiful in an attempt to challenge perceptions of insignificance and value.

This event is FREE- but tickets are required. Presented by Eliza-Jane Gilchrist ---- A children's workshop activity part of Merri-bek Family Festival --

The Merri-bek Family Festival acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways now known as Brunswick.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all First Nations Communities. This event has been proudly supported by Merri-bek City Council through the Flourish: Arts Recovery Grant Program. And through the State Government's Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions' SME Program


Merri-bek Family Festival
Jeff Achtem, Producer
Phone: 9389 8600

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