Flocking Together – a Bushfire recovery project

The word flocking conjures the images of birds in flight, or congregating in a tree or on powerlines. But not many people realise that Flocking is a technique for layering texture into sheer fabric (and, it’s a type of fabric that is perfect for projection and lighting).

Flocking Together is something people can’t do right now but it doesn’t mean that we can’t still collaborate, and think, plan and dream about the day we can gather with others and enjoy the happiness that comes with being part of a big happy group.

Getting through the bushfires was bad and sad enough, especially seeing the destruction of the bush. We all hoped that tourism could help to rekindle hope and positivity but, since the lockdowns of Covid19 have restricted Australians from gathering, events have been cancelled and tourism is at a standstill until further notice.

It looks like we will be unable to flock together for some time, so our project offers a really lovely way for people to interact with each other and participate creatively in a project via social media.

After the lock down ends at a date in 2021, we will be able to celebrate this with a large digital and light production that participants, friends, family and their other ‘birds of a feather’ will be able to come and enjoy together at Lobethal.