February 2023

Incursions, plants, art practices

Using fiction, poetry, films, and artworks as the bases for discussion, we will investigate some theoretical concepts sparked by Bundanon’s Siteworks 2022, such as:

  • humans’ relationships with plants;
  • capitalism and drugs;
  • colonialism and decolonising strategies;
  • climate change and art;
  • critique of historical earthworks;
  • philosophical and political themes around life/nature/capitalism.

Set across 3 weeks on line and 1 week onsite (recorded for those who can’t attend in person).

Week 1: February 6, Vegetal thinking, Perceptions of plant life / Guest: Gwynneth Porter (writer)

Week 2: February 13, Impact of Colonisation on First Peoples. / Guest: Mandy Quadrio (Artist) Meanjin based, Pairabeenee, Trawlwoolway, woman.

Week 3: February 20, Art, materials, climate change Guest / Andrew Denton (Canadian/NZ filmmaker)

Week 4:  February 26, Conversation with artists at the Bundanon site / Guests: Naomi Eller and Stephen Rhall

Art Programme operates on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Alliance and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders past and present. We offer our ongoing support for the Victorian State Government's Treaty process and hold expectations that the Federal Government will recognise the Uluru Statement from the Heart (2017) that asks for Federal parliamentary voices for Australia’s first peoples.