Hattie X Honey Fingers: Botanical landscape + honeycomb vessels



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Honeycomb Vessel No. 1 (2018) Artists: Hattie X Honey Fingers. Photo: Honey Fingers

The creative collaboration between florist Hattie Molloy and urban beekeeper Nic Dowse of Honey Fingers, this installation will be a sensory and harmonious meeting of all things nature. Akin to a natural ecosystem, Hattie and Nic’s installation will include the exhibition of bees on natural honeycomb structures inside a sealed, clear vitrine case, or observation hive.

Hattie and Nic’s work will highlight the integral and delicate equilibrium bees play in earth’s natural ecosystem, as well as evoking feelings of life, growth and the pollination process of botanicals.

On the evening of Thursday 23 Januarythe community are invited to view the release of the bees from the observation hive, in a releasing ceremony, where the bees will be released to make their journey back home.

Bee Release: Thursday 23 January, 6–9pm

Installation: Thursday 23 January to Monday 27 January

This event is supported by the Hugh D.T Williamson Foundation.

In collaboration with

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.