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Andrew Rewald

Art National Art School , Darlinghurst Until Monday June 8 2020 Free
Building Andrew Rewald's Alchemy Garden
Photograph: Sebastian Goldspink Andrew Rewald's Alchemy Garden connects us to a greener past.

Time Out says

Andrew Rewald connects us to our past through the plants that stuck around through all us human's atrocious behaviour

Food and the great outdoors where it comes from are the lifeblood and trained chef, anthropologist and multi-disciplinary, majorly collaborative artist Andrew Rewald. Many of his events actively encourage audience participation, but not in a heinous way. More in the sharing is caring, good food worth eating style.

Hailing from the Northern Rivers, he splits his time between there and Berlin, Germany. Plants are his artistic medium.

He’ll transform the ground of the National Art School into Alchemy Garden, a timely response to the climate crisis that also examines the history of the place, which was once home to the Darlinghurst Gaol.

Acknowledging the Gadigal people who managed the land around Darlinghurst Ridge long before Invasion Day, Rewald asks us to think about our relationship to plant life and how we have interrupted our ecosystems. Drawing inspo from Bruce Pascoe’s seminal historical non-fiction book Dark Emu he looks at light touch technologies long-forgotten by whitefellas.

Also look out for Mineral Garden, a collaboration with Canadian academic and artist Randy Lee Cutler, that unveils the secret life of plants and minerals.

By: Stephen A Russell



Venue name: National Art School
Address: Cnr Forbes & Burton St
Price: Free

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