The Green Thread
107 Presents, for Mirvac and Landcom
The Green Thread
A series of five installations celebrating the community and connectivity
of Green Square
Part of the 107 Presents 2018 program, The Green Thread artwork explores the connectivity of a neighbourhood and the adventure of discovery on the journey home.
Taking inspirations from ‘The Red Thread’ stories found within Greek mythology, Swedish folklore and Chinese Philosophy, the thread is what connects us and helps us find our way home. The red thread becomes green in celebration of the communities of Green square.
The first activation, Mapping Moments, explores the connectivity of Green Square through a vibrant and abstract map created by artist in residence Jeff McCann. This map forms the backdrop to 5 installations inspired by the neighbourhood.
Each installation will have its own focus inspired by poems created by students from the poetic workshops held at Green Square School and Alexandria Park Community School as part of the Mirvac and Landcom Education Program. These workshops are led by Red Room Poetry.
The Green Thread activation can be found on Ebsworth Street, Zetland, until the 12th of September 2018.
Photography courtesy of Mirvac.
Activation #2: We Are All A Wave
We are a community forever changing and coming together like a wave.
Shifting… meeting the old and new in one shared space. A much needed component for the sustainability of a community. It’s about being open-minded and welcoming. Making your area what you want it to be.
This artwork features a wave machine moving continuously back and forth. The Green Thread features once again in this artwork and acts as an anchor in the waves. It’s a symbol of the strength in a connected community.
The work was inspired by Game Time, a poem by Green Square School student, Tim Tam.
Installation #3: My Heart’s A-Flutter
Falling in love with your neighbourhood is one thing .. but nothing compares to finding love in your neighbourhood. The joy of being connected is to be a part of a team… to not be alone. With love we come together and can build experiences of life together. Beyond just romantic love there are so many ways we can feel connected. This work celebrates the power of collaboration and playfulness of finding love.
This artwork features a waterfall of fluttering green hearts on up-cycled timber shapes. They flicker with the excitement of new experiences and love. The work was inspired by Emerald Like a Jewel in the Star, a poem by a local student Tim Tam.
The fourth installation is all about fun and play. Capturing the movement and energy that is present when children are outdoors playing sport or hanging out with friends.
The window is like a tableau, with basketballs frozen in mid air and someones sporting gear court side. The green thread has been used to represent the movement of the basketball court. The whirlwind of runnings, jumping, darting and pivoting.
Green Square is home to to lots of great outdoor facilities including playgrounds and sports grounds like some that are featured on the green square map.
It has been inspired by the poem ‘Its time fore fun’ by Jacob. This poem was created during the Red Room Poetry workshop series at Green Square Public School.