Northcity4 needs YOU!

Hello my fellow Victorians. Today we must all vote, for more green!

A plea from my good friends at NorthCity4 – the hosts of my upcoming one-day-only pop-up show (coming to Brunswick October 25th)!

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Dear friends, colleagues, fellow humans –

I’m writing to ask for the support of my fellow jewellers and creative community in Victoria [Australia], and to let you know about an experimental, environmental project we’ve been planning at Northcity4, my studio and a non-profit artist and education space in Brunswick.

Inspired by NASA’s brilliant research on the air-cleansing qualities of common houseplants, our dream is to build a large, permanent air-purifying garden indoors, to work alongside our conventional air-filtering system. We want to become a leading creative community on how to use plants effectively in artist workshop settings!

Importantly, we want to make all the research findings and a documented process of construction available, free of charge, for other interested artists and the wider community, locally and internationally. So this project is for everyone.

This initiative, a “forest on wheels” was recently selected a top ten finalist in the Bank of Melbourne Local Project Competition/Environment-category. It has a very real chance in succeeding, as the two most voted for projects in each category receive funding. The competition is very tight though, and every single vote counts!  

Here’s how you can show your support:

1. You can vote directly at the competition website at http://webapps.bankofmelbourne.com.au/thelocalproject/default.aspx?project=201

2. You can also simply email to indoorforest2014@gmail.com with your postcode and the words GREEN YES if you’d like to support the project. We can vote for you, if easier.

Please note that your details WILL NOT be stored, or used for any other purpose than counting the votes during the competition.

If you’re feeling really enthusiastic, please forward to any friends you think would be interested to support us also.

Many thanks!!!

Inari Kiuru
Northcity4 artists

Inari also noted that: should you have any questions, or would like further info & updates you can contact me and I’ll put you in touch with her. Also from Inari I have a pdf for more details on the project so far that I’m happy to share – it outlines the plans, the background, benefits and how they plan to put the proposal into action, including the plant species they already have and those they intend to use in the project.