Sit in a circle, take your turn to talk respectfully, listen deeply, no interruptions, only honest, open communication, no hierarchy here, only a shared connection to landscape, culture and place.
The Circle connects over many landscapes. It provides an intimate space for urban, suburban, manmade and natural conditions next to the Logan River, the forecourt of Logan Art Gallery, the plaza of Logan Hyperdome or the sanctuary of the natural Australian bush. In fact, the Logan Yarning Circle was conceived as an expandable, transportable space, which can travel to connect people through the act of ‘yarning’ in many contexts and landscapes.
This way, the Yarning Circle becomes larger than the sum of its parts; its lightweight, flexible, and transportable. It flat-packs into components that can be shipped, transported or stored. Built using sustainable plantation grown Hoop Pine, shapes are CNC cut and drilled from plywood sheets and stained with complimentary coloured Limewash and Ebony tones. The pieces are hinged and slotted together into seven seats that support and celebrate the seven painted Yarning Poles. The seven seats can expand or contract into a loose or tighter circle depending on what is needed, enabling more intimacy as the Yarning Poles move closer together, the seats connect into a continuous ring. The void in the centre frames the landscape ‘ground’, making a place for fire and warmth. As a seating arrangement, two levels of seating are provided within the circle and a leaning space is encouraged outside the circle, with grey Kangaroo skins casually draped across the structure for increased comfort during long yarns.