Melbourne, 24 Nov 2021 — 18 Dec 2021

28 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Parked Life
- Glenda Orr

During the initial uncertain times of the March – May 2020 lockdown I felt compelled to make work that was more immediately relevant – about connection, consolation and community.

Inspiration came on my daily walks of my dog, Pluto, through my local Seville Park. I noticed a growing number of people engaging with the park in the guise of ‘exercise’. Like me, I feel they were finding solace in our small snippet of nature. Bikes, scooters, balls, frisbees and tree climbing became substitutes for the now banned park play equipment and the European style of an evening stroll through the park seemed to be adopted by many Australian families.

I was inspired to artistically document people enjoying this park during this difficult time. Most people were happy to be photographed, share their names and we all seemed to enjoy a quick chat. I was not alone in trying to reach out to my local community and turn to nature for solace while living a smaller, more solitary life, one day at a time.’

– excerpt from Glenda Orr’s Artist Statement, 2020
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