Entrances

June - October

Haig Park Experiments is commissioning local Canberra artists to create striking entrance features for the park. The artists will explore different methods and mediums so that the features are visible and effective during different times of the day and night, as well as being weather-resistant. The impact of these entrance features in encouraging park use will be tested at different locations over the course of the program.

Place plan theme: Linkages
'To strengthen connections into and within the park.'

Dates:
June - October

Possible park locations:
1. Intersection with Haig Park and Lonsdale and Mort streets
2. Park streets in Turner (Moore, MacLeay and Watson streets)
3. Bike path

Observation:
Haig Park has limited observable points of entry resulting in less usage and a lack of identity.

Hypothesis:
Striking features provide visible and appealing points of entry creating a sense of curiosity and encouraging people to enter Haig Park.

Favourable outcomes

Higher pedestrian and cyclist usage and public perception of Haig Park.

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This experiment will be updated as more details become available.

‘Entrances’ news


Entrances / Entrances update
Monday, 15 July 2019 .
Canberra artist Effie Dee’s colourful flags have brought a pop of colour to Haig Park. After a few successful weeks, it was observed that high winds affected the display of the entrance flags. The works have since been reinforced and reinstalled. A second series of entrance flags has also been commissioned.
 

Entrances / Entrance 1 @ Park intersection with Lonsdale St from Mid-June to Mid-July
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 .
A series of large striking hand-painted flags have been commissioned from local artist Effie Dee, inspired by the park environment and utilising natural materials and dyes.