The City of Casey has engaged award-winning Australian sculpture and installation artist Rosie Deacon to decorate the Bunjil Place Christmas Tree.
Having held major gallery exhibitions all around the world and in Australia, Ms Deacon is known for her use of vibrant colours, textures, materials and playful forms – blurring the lines between contemporary art and craft by using handcrafted textiles such as knitted, crocheted, and woven materials.
Exhibiting for the first time in Victoria, Ms Deacon is currently undertaking an artist-in-residence at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick, in preparation for her exhibition with Bunjil Place Gallery and the decorating of the Bunjil Place Christmas Tree.
To welcome in the festive season and celebrate the Christmas tree lighting, Bunjil Place is hosting a Twilight Christmas Market on Saturday 3 December commencing at 3.00 pm followed by the Christmas tree unveiling and lighting at 8.00 pm.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM is encouraging all residents to come along, connect with their community and get into the festive spirit.
“After a two-year hiatus, Casey’s ever-popular Christmas Market is back at Bunjil Place and we could not be more excited.”
“This year we are so fortunate to host artist Rosie Deacon who will help us welcome in the festive season with her magnificent and vibrant installations.”
The Twilight Christmas Market will feature a variety of market stalls, food trucks, entertainment, children’s activities, local choirs, live music, free art workshops and even a visit from Santa.
Ms Deacon’s SPAGHETTI-STACK-SNUFFLE-SHUFFLE exhibition is currently on display at Bunjil Place Gallery and the Bunjil Place Christmas Tree will be in place from Saturday 3 December until Monday 2 January 2023.
To find out more visit Bunjil Place’s website.
During the Christmas Market on Saturday 3 December, Patrick North East Drive, Narre Warren will be closed from 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm from Magid Drive and the Casey Arch entry path.