Forged from Fire

Andrew Garton’s film, Forged from Fire: The Making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree, documents an inspiring story of recovery that grew as a response to the Black Saturday fires which devastated townships northeast of Melbourne in February 2009. The Blacksmiths’ Tree began with designer and metal artist, Amanda Gibson, who gathered a local and international team of blacksmiths and volunteers to create a nine metre steel and copper gum tree as a memorial to those people who were touched by the fires. Forged from Fire follows the tree’s journey from inception to installation, capturing stories of resilience, connectedness and hope along the way.

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Bendigo Library


251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550


Free Event


Vanessa Wait
City of Greater Bendigo