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by Stephanie Denizard
posted 30/09/2017

Art for the Planet, Free Workshop for kids! (Sept 25 – Oct 27)

Planting for the Planet Free workshop for kids.

Planting for the Planet Free workshop for kids.


Large-scale outdoor exhibition Art for the Planet and free kids gardening workshops Planting for the Planet kicked off this week at Darling Quarter, Sydney’s urban oasis!

A thought-provoking exhibition, Art for the Planet (September 25 – October 27) features acclaimed Australian artists and reflects on the consequences of our modern lifestyles using repurposed materials. The workshops Planting for the Planet (October 3 – 6) teaches kids how to plant vegetables and herbs in their own customizable biodegradable pots to take home.

“Good planets are hard to find,” said aMBUSH Gallery co-Director Bill Dimas. “The exhibition will challenge audiences to confront the consequences of our lifestyles by revealing stories of overconsumption, permanence and the environment.”

“The kid’s workshops are an excellent way to introduce little ones to sustainable practices, and educate them on ways they can take action. The innovative green space of Darling Quarter is the perfect backdrop to plant the seed of sustainability,” said Marketing Manager for Darling QuarterSam Vicars.

The exhibition features four NSW based contemporary artists exploring environmental impacts on our planet through Australian eyes. Join Sydney photographer Dean Sewell as he reflects on climate change through his documentation of the 2009 Sydney dust storm, and Wollongong-based Indigenous artist David Cragg, whose repurposing of damaged worksite supplies highlights four native bird species whose natural habitats have been destroyed.

David Cragg

The exhibition also features Sydney installation artist Ro Murray’s large-scale charcoal drawings directly addressing coal mining and the irreversible destruction of the Wollangambe River, and Central Coast-based artist Jane Gillings, whose contribution takes the form of a “Think Tank” crafted from single-use plastics amassed over a short time period.

Art for the Planet brings attention to the urgent need for individuals to acknowledge their impact on the environment and act accordingly, highlighting that everything is interconnected: what we do to our world, we do to ourselves.


What: Art for the Planet – art exhibition
Where: Darling Quarter’s OPEN
When: Monday 25 September – Friday 27 October, 2017
Prices: FREE

What: Planting for the Planet – kid’s workshops
Where: Darling Quarter’s Village Green North
When: October 3 – 6, 2017
Prices: FREE

For further information visit: www.darlingquarter.com

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Planting for the Planet (October 3 – 6)

Planting for the Planet (October 3 – 6)