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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 how to make a bark canoe

Historians Jim Walliss and instigator Diego Bonetto collaborate with artists Steve Russell and Noel Lonesborough from Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Corporation to tackle the challenge of making a traditional (Aboriginal) Jervis Bay canoe from the bark of a stringybark tree sourced … Continue reading

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Tattoo idea for Dandelions lovers

Source: flickr.com via Heidi on Pinterest

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Dillan and the games of youth

Baloonvine fishing rod a video by the weed one on Flickr. As you were in residence at Casula Powerhouse for the development of Wild Stories, you met Dillan, a young boy from the neighborhood. As it happens, this boy knows … Continue reading

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weed dysplay

weed dysplay, a photo by the weed one on Flickr. Liverpool Council pampas grass asthma weed blue morning glory lantana broad-leaf privet asparagus fern cat claw creeper green cestrum african olives camphoe laurel japanese honey suckle bridal creeper coastal morning … Continue reading

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On hoW to pRepAre prIckLY peAr

Nopal, or prickly pear, has many uses, the most common being culinary. Mexican and South American cooking frequently calls for this versatile vegetable, and it is gaining popularity for its practicality and health benefits. Nopal is high in soluble fiber … Continue reading

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InsideOut TV comes to the Foraging Tour!

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Wattle seeds

Wattle seeds a video by the weed one on Flickr. Glen from ilovewarrigalgreens.com.au, talking about Wattle seeds and how when they are mature and roasted are eaten. Australian Acacia

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SouthSydneyHeraldOCT11pg12

SouthSydneyHeraldOCT11pg12, a photo by the weed one on Flickr. Great article about what you do, how and why. By Christine Morrow on the South Sydney Herald Read the rest of the paper here> http://www.southsydneyherald.com.au/pdf/SSHOCT11.pdf

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