Parade

Parade is a plantation of used tree protectors, painted bright pink.

 

Gathered from an oak plantation at the Sidney Nolan Trust where, outgrown and ripped, they'd fallen over and had to be wrenched away from the base of the tree where they were still attached. 

 

Cleaned, painted and re-staked to echo the grid in which the saplings were planted over a decade ago, they  stand upright and empty, their colour and display bringing attention to their (de)function and exploring ideas of role, gender, shelter and security.

Invited to activate the work, Georgia Rowan @georgiamay._  a dancer from the Place, London - responds to those ideas.  Stills from the performance are shown here - film footage can be seen on instagram @celia.johnson

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