Sound of Bamboo

Sound of Bamboo is a site specific installation in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. Using red and orange woollen thread and textiles I wove and wrapped into thick clumps of bamboo in different three locations around the garden. Creating a walk or a random encounter with clumps/stands of bamboo located in - the Oriental Garden by the  pond - the Oriental Garden at on intersection of two pathways and an immersive clump on the hillside close to Government House.

The work comes out a four month Asia Link residency in Sri Lanka where I  spent her time working alongside gardeners and landscape architects at Lunuganga, an estate designed by the architect Geoffrey Bawa in the 1950s in a style that combines European and Eastern aesthetics.  During the residency I created site specific drawings with wool and acrylic thread, mapping the daily movements of the gardeners and house staff throughout the garden.

Sound of Bamboo
also comprised of a collaborative sound installation with Boyd which was exhibited at Gallery 4A and in Mai Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in 2003.

Artspace/ Botanic Gardens Sydney
Cotton, Bamboo
Documents | PDFS
1. Catalogue essay by Jacqueline Milner