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Holiday fun includes seed bombing workshop

Seed bombing
A seed bombing workshop will be held in the Gallery Park this month as part of school holiday fun.

An Outdoor Art Room Seed Bombing Workshop will be held at Gallery Park in Bundaberg on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday, 23 January.

The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery event, called the Outdoor Art Room, is inspired by artist Clare Poppi and her work with natural elements.

“This workshop will engage children with materials like clay, compost, petals/leaves and seeds,” BRAG public program officer Rebecca Maclean said.

“We will be using seeds that are native to our region and participants will be taught to use them responsibly to attract bees and birds to their gardens.

“This will help them to understand the importance of plant propagation to the environment and we are extremely excited Clare Poppi will be joining us for this great event.”

What is a seed bomb?

Rebecca said a seed bomb was a small ball made of clay, earth and seeds used to replant areas where the natural flora has been destroyed.

“These clay balls protect the seed from the heat of the sun,” she said.

“They’re heavy enough to be unaffected by the wind or heavy rains and the hard clay casing deters animal nibblers as well.”

Artist Clare Poppi will run a seed bombing workshop
Artist Clare Poppi

About Clare Poppi

Clare Poppi's primary practice is in jewellery and small object making, with a focus on sustainable design and wearables.

She uses a combination of recyclable and biodegradable materials, adopting a cradle-to-cradle mentality in her exhibition and production work.

It's not the first time the artist has partnered with BRAG for workshop events.

In 2019, she was part of the USE exhibition, showcasing her work including a seed bomb mould necklace.

Clare Poppi created this intricate piece for last year's USE exhibition.

“Clare is a fantastic artist who intertwines her values about nature and earth into her work,” Rebecca said.

“We are very excited to have her on board for another wonderful event with the community.”

The Outdoor Art Room Seed Bombing Workshop will be held on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 of January.

Head along to the Gallery Park, next to BRAG, from 9am to 11am to join in on the fun.

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