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‘Leafies’ drop into the city

Autumn leaves will not be seen just in the trees of Adelaide over the next couple of months, but also on light poles, traffic lights, buildings and street signs – and they won’t look quite as expected.

‘Leafies’ are intriguing plant sculptures made from autumn leaves collected last year from Botanic Park for a special art installation for WOMADelaide and the City of Adelaide, commissioned from French theatre company, Le Phun.

After delighting tens of thousands at this year’s WOMAD, the ‘Leafies’ are now carrying the festival’s spirit beyond Botanic Park – inspired by Adelaide’s unique and creative culture and curious to explore the streets and laneways of Australia’s first and only UNESCO City of Music.

Spot our curious visitors as they journey from Botanic Park, clambering for the best views from tree tops, street lamps and building facades throughout Rundle Mall, James Place, Exchange Place and along North Terrace.

Hoping to discover more cultural festivals across the city, the ‘Leafies’ will eventually congregate at Adelaide’s original meeting place of the Kaurna people, Tarntanyangga / Victoria Square.

If you spot the ‘Leafies’, share your snaps on social using #Leafies.

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Melanie Stewart

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