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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.

on the kind on sweeping statements facebook is full of

Facebook became the platform you work with the most this days, for a number of reasons. Firstly because as a cultural producer you engage with media where it is most active, starting from a couple of years back when you … Continue reading

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On Foraging Mulberries, Dock and Fennel

Joel Werner host a very interesting program on ABC Radio, Off Track. It is always interesting to get to talk to a producer and/or host, as you can then understand better the selection of interviews and the range of topics … Continue reading

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Making a cookbook about foraging? yes please

Here’e the work of a group of people from New York, who with verve and good humor is offering a new way to look at the botany living around us. Great the statement “So why the focus on foraging? Well, … Continue reading

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On foraging and Videos, a poetic response

From Alex and Clare Pioneers from vdmalex on Vimeo. 2010 we attended a ‘Weed Tour’ of Sydney Park, hosted by local artist Diego Bonetto as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s major exhibition ‘In The Balance: Art for a … Continue reading

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What happen on the foraging tours?

This account below came from Kristy, a lovely WWOOFER from Uk who recently attended the Wild Food Master Class along the Cooks river. ********************** The brochure just handed to me, ‘Stop Mowing Your Lawns Australia, Eat Them!’ says it all … Continue reading

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Media for Wild Stories, reaching the local audience

Artist shares wild idea FARAH ABDURAHMAN 21 Mar, 2012 South West Advertiser EVERYDAY plants found in your backyard could have health and medicinal benefits. Diego Bonnetto, an artist with a love of all things botanical, has developed a movement within … Continue reading

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dandelion coffe

dandelion coffe, a set on Flickr. A step by step procedure on how to make dandelion coffee, from field to cup >>

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on the common amaranth

It is everywhere around here, green amaranth, amaranthus viridis. It is a declared environmental weed in some places and a prized food in others, see what wikipedia has to say: Amaranthus viridis is eaten traditionally as a vegetable in South … Continue reading

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