Urban Forest: Avenue, as part of 'Imagine Canberra' exhibition

Dianne Fay FIRTH

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution


This textile installation references a formal avenue planting of Eucalyptus mannifera, a gum tree endemic to Canberra. On first view the ‘trees’ appear uniform, but on closer inspection each displays slightly different growth patterns. The species is commonly called
‘brittle gum’, the bark is initially smooth, white to cream in colour, and gradually darkens to a dark grey before shedding – usually in the heat of summer. In its natural form, as seen at the National Botanic Gardens, this species would have many branches. However as an
urban tree, lower limbs are generally removed so as not to conflict with traffic.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBelconnen Arts Centre
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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