more pots, more tales

Yesterday was a great day for the Hanging Gardens and Other Tales.
Many willing palnt lover parted themselves of special friends, to enrich the dispaly of beautiful tales.
below is the tale told by Ali’s green friends:
ali

I thought I was a total brown-thumb, death to plants, until the day my ex-girlfriend took me around her garden and picked a little pup off each of her favourite succulents, sent me home cradling them gently in my lap. Wtching those little plants thrive inspired me like nothing else. I was out every morning exclaiming over each new millimitre of growth. An obesession was born.
Last time i moved house i brought two trailer loads of of plants with me.
Finding intriguing objects to contain my plants is my secondary obsession. Tea-pots, tea-cups, collanders, saucespans & boots have all served.
These two plants are descendants of the pups that kick-started this whole obsession.

Ali, Newtown

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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