A colourful journey

The North Geelong Community Lantern Trail will be launched today. (Beth McMahon) 257757_01

The community will have the opportunity to immerse itself in a garden of recycled delights as award-winning arts company The Indirect Object unveils the North Geelong Community Lantern Trail this weekend.

Over the past 18 months, artists from The Indirect Object have worked with local community members at the Norlane, Rosewall and Cloverdale community centres to create an immersive journey through a recycled plastic garden.

The exhibition, at Focal Point Gallery North Geelong, brings all the artworks, large and small, created over the past 18 months together.

Each day the exhibition will evolve, with community members working on site in a dedicated workshop space creating new details, textures and sculptural elements for the display.

The Indirect Object will also hold free drop-in workshops on Saturdays and Sundays through November for anyone to contribute to the exhibition or to start their own recycled plastic garden at home.

From December, the large sculptural lanterns will be installed at the community centres as solar-powered illuminated artworks and play spaces.

The project was supported by the City of Greater Geelong through the Arts and Culture Arts Industry Commissions .

Arts, live entertainment and hospitality portfolio chairman Eddy Kontelj said the trail would be a special experience that reflected the creativity of Geelong residents.

“Community members from all walks of life have been experimenting with donated plastics and transforming them into a magical and colourful journey that will delight people of all ages,” Cr Kontelj said.

“Art is universal, it’s for everyone, and so I’m excited that this sustainable art is happening at a grassroots level.”

The exhibition will be on show at Focal Point Gallery from today until Sunday, November 28.

To register: bit.ly/3CUbSea.