Royal Park is the only bushland park in the City of Melbourne – 170 hectares in size, just three kilometres from the GPO. Royal Park is public land and belongs to all Victorians.
The Last Summer Project is a series of large format photographs made of Royal Park, in the summer of 2013 – 2014. Threatened by the massive East – West road project – this could be the last summer for Royal Park. New photographs will be added to this website regularly during 2014. An exhibition of the photographs will be shown at fortyfivedownstairs gallery in Melbourne from 11 – 22 March 2014.
The Last Summer Project is auspiced by The Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri People as the traditional owners of this land.
- Dates: Tuesday 11 to Saturday 22 March 2014
- Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm | Saturday 12pm to 4pm
- Artist talk: Saturday 15 March 1-2pm | Admission: Free
The Guardian: David Tatnall captures the spirit of Melbourne’s Royal Park (11 March 2014)
This collection of works – The Last Summer – were taken in Royal Park during Melbourne’s hot and dry summer of 2013-14 with the hope of conveying the spirit and tranquillity of Royal Park. Royal Park – The Last Summer is showing at the fortyfive downstairs gallery until 22 March.