Creative tree installations inject festive vibe across Yarra

December 4, 2016 by  

The festive season in Richmond and surrounding areas has hit Yarra’s distinctive creative and retail communities with the introduction of six temporary Christmas installations.

Three forms of trees representing community, street and living art are central to each of the six installations, which will be on display from now until early January 2017.

A council spokesman said the first installation is located at Mary Rogers Square in Richmond’s Bridge Road and consists of white planter boxes of she-oak trees featuring the well-known theme `12 Days of Christmas’.

The she-oak trees will also feature at Piedimonte’s Corner, St Georges Road and Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North.

When the festive display ends, the trees from both of these locations will be relocated to permanent sites throughout Yarra, and the planter boxes repurposed into growing spaces for community groups as part of Council’s Urban Agricultural initiative.

Wooden tree sculptures created by Carlton North Primary School pupils, under the watchful eye of artist Carolyn Cardinet as part of a Waste Minimisation education and arts project, have been used as ornaments to decorate three wooden tree sculptures that stand two metres high at the Carlton Library.

Graphic design and street art skills are foremost in the artistic trees in Gertude Street painted by Makatron, while sculptor and painter Cezary Stulgis has portrayed three wooden tree sculptures into 3D street art works in Brunswick Street and imagery created by students decorates 20 trees in Nicholson Street.