The Show has Begun …

Good morning poppy friends everywhere.

It is done … the first round of installations in Fed Square are complete.  As our massive group of volunteers descended upon Federation Square in Melbourne yesterday … and a 12 hour plus install commenced I am not sure any of us were ready for the impact of the work we have been doing for the last two years.  There will be more photos and content to follow … but thought you might like to see a few pics from yesterday’s install to excite you this morning.

There are several parts to this installation … the two fracture galleries in the Atrium where we are flaunting our beautiful strings and ceramic poppies alongside gorgeous knitted and crocheted creations plus a static display in the atrium itself which is most of our non yarn poppy panels …  the photos are not great but there will be more today in the daylight.

11062341_900324396677548_6634209880454863734_nFracture Gallery Fed Square Fed Square Deakin EdgeFirstly our beautiful sculpture on the Fed Square forecourt … titled GRATITUDE .. by the wonderful and amazing Adrian Egglestone and his equally amazing team at Uniweld Engineering (Melbourne).

Fed Square Sculpture 2 Fed Square SculptureAnd last but certainly not least … our main installation on the forecourt at Fed Square.  A beautiful “field” of more than 800 square metres of poppies … in an installation designed by our own Phillip Johnson … it is simply breathtaking in its simplicity and beautiful to behold.

Fed square Forecourt 1 Fed Square ForecourtThere will be more photos to come … but I wanted you to be sure to catch some eye candy as you woke this morning.

Enjoy the fruits of your labours. Marg and I are grateful for your contribution.

But wait … there’s more.

The 5000 Poppies New Zealand team has also posted images of their installation in the Navy Museum, Devonport .. a stunning installation.  Lisa Wallace and Trena Lile and their team have done an amazing job.

5000 Poppies New Zealand 2 5000 Poppies New Zealand

About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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5 Responses to The Show has Begun …

  1. Beverley says:

    You get my vote for ‘Australian of The Year’
    Our Residents at both Villages are displaying their Poppies in the foyer on an ANZAC sign they made. Somewhere in your installation is our contribution.

  2. Monica Bensberg says:

    How long will the poppies be at Fed Square?

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Fiona Cester says:

    You people are wonderful. Its so beautiful, so powerful. A tremendous tribute and reflective of the families at home then in the war too who knitted and baked for the troops. Thankyou.

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Bron says:

    Wow what a wonderful eyecatching display of gorgeous poppies well done to everyone involved -Im looking foreward to seeing it tomorrow ! xxx

  5. Diane Collyer says:

    S E N S A T I O N A L.     S I M P L Y    S E N S A T I O N A L  ! ! !

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