Last month we worked on a large project with Blacktown Council’s Sustainability team, creating a space for people to gather within and be inspired about a future where waste is seen in a different light.
We transformed 50 discarded wooden pallets into a living Castle by the lake for the annual Blacktown Medieval Fayre. In this first installation, the pallets featured native grasses in the tin-can turrets, and was staunchly guarded by knights in shining armour. Milk bottle water lilies floated in the lake and the wee medieval windows framed vantages of the jousting beyond with old bicycle tyres.
Following this beautiful weekend event install, we re-errected the pallets in the fore-court of the Blacktown Arts Centre, in a semi-permanent installation for 4 months! The installation is functioning as the venue for the current Pop Up Garden Club, which the council is running with locals to learn about gardening! Anyone can join in… visit this LINK to get involved: Pop Up Garden Club – Blacktown City Council
It was a real pleasure to re-work this installation into a different context, for a more permanent set-up. The Pallet’s will be with us to help breath further life into this beautiful creation made from items doomed for the tip or recycling plants around the world.