Ok so I know that it has been a while since I posted but its only because I have been working on something amazing! Something for all of us to enjoy and again giving back to our community. Have you been down to Gardiner Reserve, the main football oval in Gisborne, recently? The oval is beautiful, the tress surrounding it are beautiful and the river and hills beyond make the whole setting so picturesque. I bet you have been thinking wouldn’t it make such a perfect spot for a picnic in the park watching a movie on a BIG OUTDOOR THEATRE SCREEN! Well your not the only one the GARDINER RESERVE COMMUNITY PROJECT INC.is one step ahead of you! I have been helping put their ideas into images so that everyone can imagine sitting on the oval having a picnic in front of a BIG OUTDOOR THEATRE SCREEN. They are planning an upgrade to the netball court and oval lights to make it possible to hold night games on the oval too (the screen with double as a scoreboard for events).
This is all just stage one though! When you were at Gardiner Reserve did you look around at the buildings? So old and tired, and perhaps they don’t even serve a function which you use, or if they do then not very well! This is a community space so we are planning to make the buildings surrounding the oval more usable for the Whole Community! I asked myself what does Gisborne need, what would be good for the community and bring more tourism into our beautiful town? These designs contain a double height ART GALLERY/MUSEUM, a THEATER with stage and tiered seating, rooms for MUSIC/DANCING/ART (and more) classes, an upgrade to the existing Gym, Football and Cricket Social Rooms and Changing rooms which will even accommodate Female sport persons! And of course a grandstand to watch all the entertainment from the oval.
I had a lot of fun designing these spaces for our community. The curved roof is styled on our beautiful rolling hills and the cutout windows at either end of the building are of the Macedon Rangers Shire Council logo whilst weathered steel will blend the building with our beautiful autumn falling leaves. Ok so this new building may be just a concept at this stage but if your interested to know more or even to help with the outdoor screen, lights and netball court upgrades then the Gardiner Reserve Community Project Inc will have a stall down at the Gisborne Market this weekend- so go down and say hello and buy a Paver in support of making our town just that bit better! Please share so that we can all be involved!