In the garden with you

The Big Issue

Collage commission
for Edition No 538
pp. 26 – 27
Friday 2nd – Thursday 15th June, 2017

Poincianas, poinsettias, giant fig and native hibiscus trees, banana plants, and capsicums too. Recently, with soil underneath our fingernails, we created a collaged garden for the latest edition of The Big Issue. This is our fifth commission for the magazine, and, as always, a pleasure to do so.

As is our working pattern, we created several collages for the magazine team to choose from, and several floating components, to illustrate Suvi Mahonen’s written piece, ‘Parks and Recreation: A plan to pretty up an empty lot turns into something much bigger’, about the Rollo Meyers Park in the Gold Coast, which was established by Rollo and Christine Meyers. The garden is the embodiment of the words of poet Helen Steiner Rice: “the more you give the more you get.”

Please pick up a copy from your favourite Big issue vendor. Just look for Prince Harry on the cover.

In the garden with you, especially for The Big Issue, joins the ranks of,
Edition No 376, In search of the unexpected, 2011
Edition No 388, Not so very different upon reflection, and Momentarily visible, 2011
Edition No 397, And the crow fared well, 2012
Edition No 422, All sea, on shore, 2013


Image credit: Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, In the garden with you, digital collage commission for and published in edition #538 of The Big Issue, 2017, pp. 26 – 27