Artists Gardens will open to the public in the spring of 2013 when artists Locky Morris, Katie Holten, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey will create bespoke gardens within houses, on rooftops, in subterranean sites and on local landmarks, in ten locations across the city.
The rationale of the project is to create a city centre ‘garden trail’ that changes along with the people and the town they are situated in. This is particularly important in a city centre context which generally emphasises consumerism, the manufactured and which affords little time for reflection, conversation and growth.
Local community groups will be consulted during the project and will look after the gardens after completion therefore enfranchising them completely into the project.
Curator: Greg McCartney