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Project Poppy 100


Thu 8 Nov 2018, 9:30am–5:30pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 9:30am–5:30pm

Where: Queensland Maritime Museum, 412 Stanley Street South Brisbane, South Bank, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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A Pleasure Garden of thousands of red flowers bordered by rosemary hedging has been installed in the main museum park, commencing at the Goodwill Bridge and trailing almost to the Griffith Film School. Embedded in the garden are speakers on endless loop playing songs loved by the troops in WW1.

The songs were recorded by choirs from four local schools; Somerville House, St Laurence’s College, Brisbane State High School and Junction Park State School. As the guest strolls along the garden, the music changes from choir to choir and song to song. At night the garden will be bathed in a wash of vivid red light.

A four storey high Poppy Mural has been painted on the curved museum building. Local visual artist Clare Stephens has captured the blood red of the simple flowers, which blanketed the fields of Flanders and the Somme. The poppy was imbedded in the psyche of the generation that lost 60,000 of its youth, as a tangible symbol of their loss.

The trio is completed by another large artwork by Larissa Deak and Nico, who created a Poppy Sculpture to adorn the mast of HMAS Diamantina.