Hannah Quinlivan – Design Canberra Festival

Hannah Quinlivan
Past event Free event

Hannah Quinlivan

New Shoots
polyurethane foam

New Shoots takes the epicormic growth that bursts forth from burnt eucalypts as its conceptual starting point, drawing upon the curatorial theme Transformation.
Epicormic branches are those on a tree that sprout from dormant buds. They are a particularly prominent response of eucalyptus trees to bushfires, with green shoots bursting from seeming dead branches. Epicormic growth brings new life and hope from dormant structures, a process of recovery and rebuilding after stress and devastation, a transformation for the next phase of growth.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.