and like the Old Ones
here I am
~ Kirli Saunders from 'Sun Downs and Seasons'
Things the fire makes from sand, ash
lead to other things
rearranging atoms in time and time and time
~ Ali Jane Smith from 'Thorny, Juicy'
Celebrating 50 years of Wollongong Botanic Garden with poems connecting plants, people and place.
In 2021, we collaborated with Wollongong Botanic Garden to commission a series of New Shoots poems workshops, installations and activities. These include Sculpting Poems in the Garden, Botanic Gardens Day and releases of poems for NAIDOC Week, Tree Planting Day and Mental Health Month.
Botanic Gardens Day 2021Shedding light on the vital role that plants have in our lives with poet Dakota Feirer and Wollongong Botanic Garden for Botanic Gardens Day, Sunday 30 May 2021.
Sculpting Poems in the GardenIn 2021, we partnered with Wollongong City Council to present a series of free workshops and commissions as part of Sculpture in the Garden at Wollongong Botanic Garden.
A garden of poems
Dakota Feirer reads 'Mosaic of Secrets'
Dakota Feirer reads 'A Haiku Garden Bed'
Kirli Saunders reads 'Sun Downs and Seasons'
Supporters and Partners
Wollongong Botanic Garden
Wollongong City Council