Gilbert Grace writes:
As a painter, with an interest in the sustainable use of materials and resources, I see common threads linking traditional painting methods, agriculture, housing, and food production.
The painting ‘supports’ – canvas, timber and the natural size used to prime and glue the them together, are sourced from the land. Canvas is
Gilbert Grace writes:
On a nippy weekend in August, KSCA hosted a weekend gathering in beautiful rugged country outside of Rylstone, to share ideas about rural futures, art and sustainability, and rural/urban interaction. Here are Laura’s recollections.
There were 17 of us, travelling from as far north as Inverell as far south as Albury (I’ve listed those
What does a hat say about a human? During our New England road trip Eloise Lindebach saw the whimsy in our various head-coverings, and made this group portrait of KSCA members and some of the lovely people who showed us around.
On our road trip to New England I (Eloise Lindeback) was immersed in all things soil and land management, learning first hand from Tim Wright and Glenn Morris whilst visiting their regenerative farms and soaking in the knowledge other KSCA members shared with me during the long car trips.
After meeting Glenn Morris at Futurelands2
KSCA’s first night in the New England region was spent in Bingara, at The Living Classroom‘s bunkhouse (nothing like bunk beds to make you feel like you’re on a road trip!). Here are Laura Fisher’s impressions:
We were welcomed by Rick and Susan Hutton, Linda and Garry McDouall and Francis and David Young and Francis’
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
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
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,
KSCA member Laura Fisher will be participating in the upcoming colloquium ‘Art, Science, Oceans’ which is being convened by the Space, Place and Country research cluster at Sydney College of the Arts in association with Sydney Environment Institute.
Friday 12 August, 2016
The day brings together scientific, humanist and artistic scholars from The University
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 waterContinue reading