Silver wattles blooming in July proclaim an early Spring in Eltham with an enthusiastic joy that climaxes with fireworks in November. Sitting on picnic blankets on the steep side of Alistair Knox Park, the pinwheel pyrotechnics draw delighted gasps in the dark, uniting us in collective wonder.
Early wattle blooms Arouse cheer in Eltham for November fireworks
Penelope Aitken makes paintings and installations about relationships between culture and nature, reflecting on reincarnation, rust, decay and new life, and informed by history, religion, botany, taxonomy and poetry. Aitken lives and usually works on Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Country in peri-urban northeast region of Naarm/Melbourne, and is also a member of Paradoxa Collective.