Well, we must have been well behaved and very good listeners when we all visited Marloo farm during Futurelands2, because Stuart and Megan Andrews are welcoming us back again for Cementa 17. During the festival, KSCA will be launching the Futurelands2 newspaper, sharing the progress of The Hemp Initiative (don’t miss the cookies!), and we’re chuffed to announce that we’ll alsoContinue reading
Planning the Hemp Initiative at Marloo
This was KSCA’s second visit to Marloo, the 1700 acre property of Stuart and Megan Andrews. While the first was a sunny affair, this was a day of rain, low-lying fog and soggy socks. And one or two silly hats. OK maybe just one.
Does she know she’s wearing a silly hat?
Gilbert, Alex, Diego, Continue reading
TALKING ABOUT RICE WHILE EATING RICE
KSCA member Dr Lucas Ihlein is hosting this event in Sydney, on Thursday 11 August from 6.00PM – 7.30PM
Free – (Bookings).
Join us for an evening with this most ubiquitous of grains.
Building on his recent visit to a rice farming enterprise in Guangdong province, Lucas Ihlein hosts a conversation with artist Vic Continue reading
First Meeting – The Hemp Initiative at Marloo
In April this year KSCA’s first project got off the ground when several of us visited Marloo, a property owned by Stuart Andrews that will be the site of KSCA’s landed art residency. Stuart’s father Peter pioneering Natural Sequence Farming at the famous Tarwyn Park, a system of agriculture and hydrology that involves generating soil and using weeds to hold water Continue reading
We are excited to announce that KSCA is working with the Space, Place and Country research cluster from Sydney College of the Arts, Cementa Inc. and Material Ecologies Research Network (MECO) at University of Wollongong, to stage Futurelands II, a public forum in Kandos, NSW, November 11 to 13, 2016.
The weekend will bring together Continue reading
Futurelands2 took place over a gorgeous sunny weekend in October 2016 with over 130 people participating. We will be uploading talks by each of our speakers in the very near future, but we’ll begin by posting Alex Wisser’s account of the idea of cultural adaptation, based on the introductory talk he presented at the opening of the forum.
Two weeks to go and we are excited to announce that three fabulous art projects will be in show during Futurelands2. Genevieve Murray’s The Nomadic Office will be installed in the Kandos Community Hall for the full weekend – pop in to have a conversation about the past and future of rural stock routes. Meanwhile you’ll also findContinue reading
Gilbert Grace is the artist leading the Hemp Initiative, who first suggested the idea of realising Ian Milliss’ poster artwork “Welcome To Kandos” as a real world enterprise – “making the fantasy a reality”. He recently became acquainted with Singgih Susilo Kartono, an Indonesian Designer who is also using the allure of the bamboo bicycleContinue reading