DILLWYNIA GARDEN PROJECT

The Dillwynia Garden Project (Boronia Garden or Unity Garden) is a project I facilitated in my role as a teacher working across Creative Arts, Horticulture and Aboriginal Studies courses at Dillwynia Women’s Correctional Centre, NSW, between 2002 and 2007.

The community participants designed gardens based on their cultural understandings and participating Aboriginal women designed gardens to reclaim the land under the centre. The gardens have been maintained and modified by successive community artists and continue to bring the women together.

See also:
Elizabeth Day, Dillwynia Garden, at “Artspace 24/25”, solo exhibition at Artspace, Sydney, 2008. Curated by Blair French.
Elizabeth Day, Liverpool/Liverpool, solo exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool (NSW) and Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (UK), 2010.
“Drawing of the Map of the Boronia Garden” in Elizabeth Day, The Fragility of Goodness: Abstraction, Abjection and Activism – solo exhibition at Moonah Arts Centre, 24 Aug – 15 Sept 2018.
Elizabeth Day, The Black: Mutation in Darkness (Chapter 5), in Elizabeth Day, “Discontinued Narratives”, book, 2017.
Elizabeth Day, The Black, 2002-2012.

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