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Bulleen Art & Garden was selected as a finalist in the Small & Medium Enterprises category of the prestigious 2012 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
These awards recognise sustainability initiatives by individuals and organisations across Victoria and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement in the business, government, community, tertiary education and built environment fields.
Bulleen Art & Garden (BAAG) shows how a retail nursery can inspire and enable sustainable living and gardening. We show that sustainability is fun by:
- Helping people grow their own food. The Edible Alley and other demonstration gardens show how this can be done.
- Inspiration and education – sustainable gardening classes, web, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, staff advice, signage and inspirational display gardens and art.
- Community projects in partnerships with local organisations.
- Revegetation of the local parks. BAAG is surrounded by Yarra Valley parks – an island of bush in the suburbs. Since 1996 we have been working to revegetate this area and encourage biodiversity – planting local native plants, weed reduction, a biofiltration pond. Last weekend we had a Habitat walk showing progress of this long term project.
|Rose the Turtle, the new “Healthy Living waterways” gate and disabled access leading to the Yarra – all installed by Bulleen Art & Garden|
Category winners will be announced on Tuesday 2 October at Peninsula, Docklands.
The awards are managed by Sustainability Victoria and are now in their 10th year.
For further information about the Premier’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony, tickets to the event, or the category finalists, visit sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au
For more information about Bulleen Art & Garden contact:
CEO Paul McMorran
8850 3030 | 0407 915 689 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit BAAG on the web at www.baag.com.au
Nurturing creativity and ecosystem sensitive communities.
The latest news from Banyule City Council Arts and Cultural Services, lots going on in Banyule.
Today is your last chance to let Parks Victoria know of your opinion on the Impressionist Lab (gallery) project if you have not done so already. Parks Victoria’s Online Survey closes today.
Click here to fill in Parks Vitoria’s Survey Now; it will only take 2 minutes of your time to comment on this innovative and exciting project. Please feel free to forward this e-mail.
Your comments and thoughts on this proposal are important to its future development. Council believes that the Impressionist Lab (gallery) will benefit the Banyule and wider community especially students as well as provide an opportunity for people from around Victoria, Australia and the world to learn more about the Heidelberg School Artists in the actual birth place of this significant art movement.
The Impressionist Lab (gallery) proposal involves the development of a new cultural facility within Yarra Flats Park (Parks Victoria has already given in principle support for this project), the birth place of the Heidelberg School Arts Movement. The Impressionist Lab will be a purpose built gallery and education centre that will celebrate the contribution of the Heidelberg School Artists in the area that moved and inspired the. The Lab will provide dedicated spaces for exhibitions, public programs, education and research.
The proposed site is on the corner of The Boulevard and Banksia Street Heidelberg on the edge of Yarra Flats Park and will create a cultural precinct which will include Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Impressionist Lab (gallery) linked by an artists trail and proposed new pedestrian bridge.
The foot print of the Impressionist Lab building will be kept to a minimum and will touch the earth lightly, will be architecturally designed, provide a framed view into the park through its design and be integrated with the proposed Storm Water Harvesting Wetlands.
This will be Banyule’s first ever publicly owned purpose built gallery and will provide the community with a great opportunity to experience and be immersed in art in an environment that inspired artists before us.
Car Parking Myths
There is currently some misinformation within the community about the car park requirements of the Impressionist Lab (gallery) which I would like to clarify. It has been indicated that the Impressionist Lab (gallery) project will include the development of an extra 200 car parks within Yarra Flats Park , this is factually incorrect. The proposed Impressionist Lab (gallery) project could be built without an increase to the existing number of car parks. However, due to their being three proposed projects within Yarra Flats Park by three different organisations (Melbourne Water-Storm Water Harvesting Wetlands, Parks Victoria-Tree Based Adventure Facility and Banyule City Council’s Impressionist Lab Gallery as well as a proposal to upgrade park facilities in general, there is a proposal to increase the car parks by 140 car parks to take it from the existing 160 car parks to a total of 300 car parks.
This is reflected in the Preliminary Yarra Flats Concept Plan developed by Parks Victoria. For comparison Heide MOMA currently has 90 car parks.
If you would like to know any further information about the Impressionist Lab (gallery) Project or the Preliminary Yarra Flats Concept Plan before filling in the survey click on these links.
Community Feedback for the Impressionist Lab (gallery) will be received by Banyule City Council via our online survey up until 30 June 2012. If you haven’t yet filled in this survey, click here.
We’ve conducted extensive community research over the last year or so and we’ve heard your requests for a community art space. A place where arts practitioners and arts lovers from all walks of life can get together and learn, explore and create.
We’d like to propose developing the Banyule Art Space from a sometimes gallery into a full-time Cultural Vault – a communtiy arts hub that achieves these goals and provides a central point of engagement for our passionate and growing arts community.
You can view the proposal by clicking here: Cultural Vault Proposal March 2012
Please take a look at the Cultural Vault proposal and tell us what you think by:
Calling Ella Hinkley, Team Leader Cultural Services on 9457 9931
Emailing Ella at email@example.com
We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas so that we can make this space as useful and dynamic as we possibly can.