Proposed Impressionist Lab (gallery) @ Yarra Flats Park

Community Information Day

 Hi all,

 As you are aware, Banyule City Council is proposing to develop a new and very exciting cultural facility within Yarra Flats Park called the Impressionist Lab (working title only).

 The Impressionist Lab will be a purpose built gallery and education centre that will celebrate the contribution of the Heidelberg School artists and will be based in the area that moved and inspired them in the late 1880’s.  This is when artist’s camps were set up along the Yarra River in Heidelberg , Eaglemont and Ivanhoe.

 The Impressionist Lab is one of three projects being proposed as part of the Preliminary Yarra Flats Park Concept Plan developed by Parks Victoria.  The other two projects are the Melbourne Water Wetlands and a Tree Based Eco Facility.

 This Sunday (29 April), Parks Victoria will be holding an onsite community Information and consultation session at Yarra Flats Park between 10:00am-2:00pm.

Banyule Council Officers and representatives from the Heidelberg School Art Foundation will be in attendance to talk about the proposed Impressionist Lab project as well as representatives from Melbourne Water and Parks Victoria to talk through the other proposals.

 If you would like to see where we are proposing to locate the proposed Impressionist Lab facility as well as hear about the other proposals (Melbourne Water Wetlands and Tree Based Eco Facility) or would just like to come down and show your support for the Impressionist Lab we’d love to see you there.

 We are also looking for written feedback on the Impressionist Lab.  Your feedback would be very much appreciated so please fill in this quick online survey:

 For further information you can:

  • view the brochure that we handed out recently to the local community by clicking here
  • view the Preliminary Yarra Flats Concept Plan on the Parks Victoria website here

 Hope to see you there on Sunday, rain hail of shine.

 Sam and Ella


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  1. #1 by krzystoff on October 24, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    This amounts to leveling a forest to build a tree museum.
    The gallery is a solid idea, but I’m confident these artists would never have approved of the planned location.

    • #2 by banyuleblogboard on November 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

      The location doesn’t have any trees on it, not really, it is an open grassland space, as far as I know. So no leveling, and that is part of the reason why that space was chosen, I am sure.

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