The Blade: Australia’s love affair with lawn

The Blade: Australia’s love affair with lawn

Australians love grass; kicking a footy, running under a sprinkler, having a barbeque in the backyard and spending time in the garden. Cultivating a perfect lawn – a status symbol to which all could aspire – required a commitment of time, money and focus. Millions of Australians rose to the challenge. CMAG’s new travelling exhibition, The Blade: Australia’s love affair with lawn, charts the history, tools and stories behind this passion.

Curated by Richard Heathcote, in conjunction with the Australian Garden History Society, the exhibition explores the history of lawn, from Indigenous land management practices through to modern gardening and lawn innovations. Come and discover why we continue to love ‘the green’.
  • A social media event was organised by Lester Yao, in 2017 to roll down the hill one last time.
    Lawns of Parliament House

DETAILS

DATES

21 Nov 2020 - 20 Feb 2021

Next occurrence: 18 Jan 2021

OPENING HOURS

Mon to Sat: 10am-5pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Location

The Blade: Australia’s love affair with lawn

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

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