Soil Propositions
Soil Propositions

Soil Propositions

Nunami Sculthorpe Green, Grace Gamage and Lucy Bleach

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Gatekeeper’s Cottage: 9am-5pm, 5–30 December 2023

Conservatory: 9am-5pm, 5–15 December 2023

Soil Propositions is a series of three temporary site-specific artworks by Nunami Sculthorpe Green, Grace Gamage and Lucy Bleach presented during December 2023 at the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens.

Soil Propositions extends on from Soil Lab, a program of conversations, workshops and research held at RTBG between May-September 2023.

Soil Propositions and the Soil Lab program form part of the EARTH Project, a collaborative cross-disciplinary project dedicated to raising an awareness to the importance of soil for its criticality to survival and for its symbolic and cultural meanings. The project has explored ideas connected across Aboriginal knowledge, western soil science and creative arts practice.

Soil Propositions is located on the culturally layered and unceded land of the Muwinina.

Soil Molecule Violin performances in the Conservatory by Alethea Coombe
5–5.30pm (during the opening), 5 December
11–11.30am, Sunday 10 December
2–2.30pm, Thursday 14 December

Vrayan Filips: Soil Propositions

In this podcast, Vrayan Filips engages with the sonic textures that surround and imbue the creative processes and expanded thinking that situate the temporary artworks for the Soil Propositions exhibition. Within the podcast, Vrayan seeks to use sound (ambient and linguistic) to inscribe further meaning into the project, rather than describe it.

Contributors to the podcast include: Aidan Davison, Associate Professor in the School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania; Martin Moroni, Soil Scientist and EARTH Project founder; and artists Grace Gamage and Lucy Bleach.

Vrayan Filips, formerly known as Galambo, is a sound-oriented person and artist currently residing in Nipaluna, Lutruwita. Vrayan enjoys troubleshooting problems and making art. Vrayan is chileno-australiano. Vrayan will be 44 in 2024.

This project has been supported by City of Hobart and assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.
Image: Peter Mathew

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