Poppy Project

March 29, 2023


Paint your own poppy craft station in centre at Coltman Plaza from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 22 April.
Or drop into the Integra office on Eleanor Drive and Lilburne Street to take home a poppy to paint for your garden or to add to our display. A great school holiday activity and a wonderful way to mark Anzac Day. For more details visit https://fb.me/e/JuNDQv7E

The Poppy Project is an Anzac Commemoration Project in the form of an outdoor art installation of over 1000 poppies in Lucas Ballarat. The project is a conversation starter, to highlight the Soldiers and Nurses commemorated in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour and the incredible story behind its conception.

The Avenue of Honour comprises memorial trees accompanied by plaques that carry the names of 3,801 World War I service personnel who enlisted as residents of the then City of Ballaarat and Township of Ballarat East.

Siena Primary School has embraced the project and students aim to paint over 700 poppies to support the project. This is a massive undertaking, and the school hopes to use the painting sessions to educate and inform students on the history of the Anzacs.

The display will 'grow' at a special location along Coltman Plaza leading up to Anazc Day on April 25th.

Community members can pick up a wooden poppy that they can take home and paint. These can be picked up from Integra on Lilburne Street Lucas and dropped back in ready for 'planting'. When you drop into Integra you can also pick up a pattern for a crochet poppy, colouring and activity sheets.
Painting Recommendations (we recommend using an exterior paint) A huge thank you to Haymes Paint for their contribution to the project by supplying Poppy Red paint for Siena Primary School to use for their Poppy Painting sessions.

Carla and Mark Maxwell from Furals have created all of the wooden poppies for the project using by-products from a timber mill.

Felt Poppy Example
Local Lucas Ingenia Lisfestyle Estate resident knitting poppies
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