Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Domain, Veil of Trees

Veil of Trees is an art installation by Janet Laurence and Jisuk Han created in 1999, comprising of a line of forest red gum tree plantings and glass panels. It is located beside Mrs Macquaries Road at The Domain, just outside the Royal Botanic Gardens. The glass panels are embedded with seeds, ash, honey, resin, and fragments of prose and poems by Australian writers, inspired by the landscape.

39 comments:

  1. you find all the cool free art around. keep the good work up :-)

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  2. Simon is right... you find cool art. These photos are worth enlarging to see the inserts in the glass better. Best, of course, would be to be there and scrutinize them closely in person. Nice capture of the black and white bird too, Jim!

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  3. Ah ... and that would be the Finger Wharf that I can glimpse in the background. I do not know these panels at all and I was down that very spot last Tuesday. Must try to keep my eyes open!!

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  4. Yes, that's Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo that you can see there and they're close to the statue of Henry Lawson.

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  5. How lovely! And you do find the cool art! Marvelous photos, Jim! Always fun to visit! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  6. I was wondering what the "J" in J Bar stands for. Now I know.

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  7. Ania, I thought I would make it easier for people to address comments to me by just using my first name, rather than a nickname. :)

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  8. I'd love to browse among those trees and read what's inscribed on the panels.

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  9. What a creative use of materials and space. And wonderful photos, too. Bravo!

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  10. Very interesting to see the glass panels. Sometimes Art is so interesting, I could end up just standing there and admire them.

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  11. Interesting art installation.

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  12. Very interesting art. Liked that the you captured the bird too in the 3rd frame.

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  13. Great shot of the panel glass and an amazing artwork ..

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  14. I love this art installation. Very beautiful and I love the way nature is incorporated.

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  15. Shey, I'm glad you noticed that bird coming into land. It was the reason that I included that shot. I was going to mention something in the post about it but I wasn't sure if it was a magpie or a currawong.

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  16. I found the glass an interesting addition to the scene!

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  17. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

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  18. Wow - I'd love to read some of the poems on those glass panels. Lovely installation!

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  19. I thought it was something to help the trees grow, but, no, it's an art installation. Very interesting.

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  20. Interesting installation and beautiful photographs. I find scraps of writing intriguing and frustrating so I'd probably spend much time trying to find out 'what happened next'.

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  21. I'm so impressed with both your dedication to sharing and the existence of so much wonderful art in and around Sydney.

    Have been catching up on your recent posts and revisiting the Biennal website. This might be a good time to visit Sydney next year.

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  22. I am not sure what to think of this piece of art. The first thought was about the poor tree stems behind the glass with the hot Sydney sun shining on them. I missed your last few posts: two of my most favourite spots down under. I notice that street cafes are appearing anywhere in the city. In our days there were none, not even near the Opera House. We could only sit on the steps to enjoy the surroundings and the scenery. Have laws been changed in this? (mind you it was ages ago that we lived there, I am an old woman now)

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  23. I love this cool art next to the line of trees. I would like to read the poems. Great photos.

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  24. That is so so cool. I've never seen anything like it. At first I thought that Magpie was apart of the art as well!? Prux

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  25. How very artistic with the glass panels.

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  26. Rob, the Biennale runs every two years, so the next one is scheduled for 2012. The Vivid Festival in winter and the Festival of Sydney in summer are annual events though.

    Jossie, they did change laws years ago to encourage outdoor cafes and Sydney has a great cafe culture. There are many street cafes everywhere in the city and suburbs now, especially in places like Circular Quay.

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  27. Very interesting art work and nature together. Would love to look at all the glass panels.

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  28. Interesting art. Wish I could get up close to admire.

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  29. Beautiful photos you shared of your City!

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  30. Nice integration of art(ifice) and nature.

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  31. Your City has the most amazing artwork. We've visited many large cities here in the US and spent some time in London, but not really being city people (and having limited time when we visit), I'm sure we've missed a lot, but it really doesn't seem like many of them have as much public art as your city. Very impressive.

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  32. Interesting. I am surprised that the glass panels are still intact!

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  33. I've never seen these ... they are great ... thanks for discovering for us.

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