Early in the process of developing the Parks Project, the
Royston Road Project raised some funds to develop an early
commission with Graham Fagen.
The fundamental idea was to begin to think of the development
of the Parks as, not just 'building' within the bounds of
each site, but to treat all the land in between the Spire
Park and the Molendinar Park as the site that the project
is concerned with.
The trees are dotted about the area; 17 trees in 6 different
sites, each dedicated to a special person from the area. Graham
and those working on the project with him worked with local
people to discuss and develop the detail of the commission.
The event that was organised to celebrate the tree planting
took place in spring 2000. Many people from the entire area
joined the Royston Road Project and Graham Fagen to walk round
to each planting site to remember those commemorated, and
to give renewed significant to so many, often previously neglected,
fragments of public space.
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