Coming into Bloom

Thursday 02 September 2021 - Monday 01 November 2021

Minna Leunig's artwork Coming into Bloom at Bargoonga Nganjin. Image by Bernie Phelan

Local artist Minna Leunig has installed a series of festive artworks titled Coming into Bloom in the windows of Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library.

Minna Leunig has taken the shape of a traditional tree bauble and blown it up to a momentous scale and then decorated it with animals and elements from the Australian bush.

With a nod to Melbourne’s beloved Myer Christmas Windows, Bargoonga Nganjin's circular windows around the building are dressed up in Leunig's stylised and playful animals, each one full of character, personality and spirit.  

These fantastical creatures, both familiar and strange can also be found creeping along the walkway of the library between the two entrances to the building. Embellished with reflections of the Australian landscape and various botanical varieties these artworks will delight young and old alike.  

More about the artist

Minna Leunig lives and works between Clifton Hill and Anglesea. She employs limited pigments to create her signature style of primal and earthy images inspired by the natural world. Responding to the spirit and vibrancy of the Festive Season in a very inclusive manner, her artworks installed at Bargoonga Nganjin will bring joy to passers-by and welcome everyone in Yarra’s diverse community to the library and other services.

For more information about Minna Leunig visit her website

Coming into Bloom at Bargoonga Nganjin is on display until 1 November, 2021.  

Commissioned by Yarra City Council, 2020.   

Coming into Bloom by Minna Leunig

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Date and time:
Thursday 02 September 2021 - Monday 01 November 2021

182 - 186 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy