Graphic Intervention – Gungahlin Place | DESIGN Canberra 2020

Festivals and Celebrations

9 Nov 2020 to 29 Nov 2020 Once Only Event

DESIGN Canberra’s graphic interventions have become a signature element of the festival program each year, transforming artist’s practice to a larger stage and opening up other opportunities.

Gungahlin Place Park, Gungahlin

The Gungahlin graphic intervention is part of the new This Is Suburbia series launching in DESIGN Canberra 2020. This graphic intervention, in the fast-growing Gungahlin area, will be installed at Gungahlin Place Park to illuminate the recent design history and achievements in our suburbs.

Chelsea Lemon is a Canberra based designer and maker known for her work with timber. Her practice incorporates art into craft and design and offers a new perspective on furniture design within Australia. Chelsea was the DESIGN Canberra 2018 designer in residence.

For her Gungahlin graphic intervention, Lemon’s design is based on the Namadgi bush fires, in particular around the Yankee Hat trail. There is a distinct line where the fire cut off (which is seen on the left), and the right is to suggest the regrowth and repair occurring. The colours, shapes and patterns suggest certain species and flora that were affected.


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Once Only Event

9 Nov 2020 to 29 Nov 2020

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