Sat, 17 Aug | Clubmovie Federation Cinema Corowa

Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

The Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden and Regional Design Service are excited to present a screening of Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf.
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Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Time & Location

17 Aug 2019, 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
Clubmovie Federation Cinema Corowa, Hume St, Corowa NSW 2646, Australia

About The Event

Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

"For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”

– Piet Oudolf

After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

Event Details

The documentary runs for 75 minutes and will be followed by a short 15 min discussion about what we can learn from Piet Oudolf for our own gardens and landscapes in Australia. Afterwards we will continue the conversation on the 'balcony' overlooking the golf greens with a selection of sweets, fruit platters, coffee and tea. The film starts strictly at 10:00am - please arrive by 9:45am to find a seat.

This event is an initiative of the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden and Regional Design Service with support from Federation Council and the Corowa Golf Club. 

Venue Details

Federation Cinema is a 58 seat gold class cinema located at the Corowa Golf Club, NSW. The front two rows (18 spaces) of  cinema seating can be reconfigured to be wheelchair accessible.

Please contact Regional Design Service to confirm if you require wheelchair seating for this event.

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