FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF
ARTS MARGARET RIVER FUNDRAISER
Movie and afternoon tea
Documentary, US 2018, 75 min
English and Dutch with English subtitles
Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.
***** “Five Seasons” reveals gardens you’d look forward to getting lost in, gardens that brilliantly use the interplay of form and color to do wonderful things to your soul.” – Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times)
***** “A pleasure on multiple fronts: sensorially, conceptually, narratively.” – Landscape Architecture Magazine
A delicious afternoon tea will be served after movie screening (included in ticket price).
Book online (up to 1h before screening) or buy tickets from the cinema’s box office before screening.
Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.
“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf –