I am so happy to share that recently, The Calling Over Nagula ephemeral landscape project during Shinju Matsuri festival 2021 received The Landscape Architecture Award - small project category from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
This is a collaboration between the creative team comprises of Vanessa Margetts (Landscape architect + artist), Michael Jalaru Torres (Photographer) and Jacky Cheng (artist) as well as the entire production team of local builders, cultural advisers and festival coordinators, Project3 events.
This award will proceed to the national landscape architecture award program to be held in October 2023.
The Calling Over Nagula is utterly captivating in its apparent simplicity and grace.
A delightful temporary installation, reminding us that all solid things are, ultimately, temporary. It embodies important local cultural and historical narratives and in doing so, captures facets of Broome’s distinctive character.
Guided by the sacredness of the site, it touches the earth lightly, with technical challenges elegantly resolved. Its use of local materials and contractors further demonstrates leadership and a strong commitment to sustainability. It is a compelling achievement for the small budget and small footprint within which the project was realised.
AILA Landscape Architecture Award.
The Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia. The Awards process is an opportunity for public and peer recognition of landscape architect’s work. It demonstrates to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of the built and natural environments.