Plotlines: city greening

City greening

Guerilla gardening as a form of ‘‘urban subversion’’ will be one of the topics of a workshop and panel discussion at MPavilion on Saturday. Facilitated by Rachel Iampolski, a PhD candidate at RMIT, and Zane Pinyon, a design anthropology student at the University of Melbourne, the event will also look at the housing equality activism and mural art being performed by young people in and around Melbourne. Urban Subversion runs from 1pm to 3pm, Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite NGV International, free. Go to for more information.

Art and activism as forms of “urban subversion” will be under discussion at MPavilion today.Credit:MPavilion

Winter Lights

Following the popularity of last year’s fire shows at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the institution’s lawns, lake, pavilions, trees and archways will be illuminatednext year. The large lighting installations that make up Lightscape were first shown seven yeas ago at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and site-specific variations have since been mounted across the United Kingdom. There is is also a showing now on in Chicago. The Melbourne display, created in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, will run in the evenings from June 19 to July 19, 2020.

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