Free Chippendale Weed Talk and Tour
Did you know chefs from Tetsuyas and other restaurants and cafes pick 'weeds' from our streets for simple, beautiful, healthy salads and soups and good tucker?
Come and see what these are: Chickweed, Wood Sorrel, Nasturtium and much much more - there's a free supermarket on our streets and most of us have no idea of the bounties and tastes there.
Let Diego open our eyes. Then you can pick the harvest, too.
Diego has already created a weed tour of Chippendale, while in residency at Frasers Studios, which can be accessed:
- Pine street self guided tour of the weeds, which he produced in 2007 for the Gang Festival, see leaflet here.
- See the self guided tour map here.
- Chippendale googlemap, which he produced during a residency at Fraser's Studios in 2008, see ChipWeeds.
What Diego will provide for Saturday 11th of June will be a revised version of that work, reprinting the flier and map and providing a walk through for a number of guests.
What? Weed talk and tour by Diego Bonetto
When? Saturday 11 June 2011
11:30am til 1pm
Where? Pine Street Creative Centre, 64 Pine St Chippendale then the weeds on the streets of Chippendale
How Much? Free!
Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney.
For the past 7 years Diego has been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource launched in 2006, short documentary films, various site-specific installations in the form of Self-Guided Tours,interactive games on mobile platforms and Facebook interventions.
-WeedyConnection has won Diego important scholarships and has been curated in various environmental art festivals and exhibitions. The project also took place in academic forums like the 2007 UTS Conference on Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, University of Technology, Sydney were Diego presented Weed gathering: ethnobotanical practices in a cosmopolitan society.
Most recently Diego presented a paper at the Weeds Society of Victoria symposium: Contentious perspectives on weeds. Diego is currently employed as research assistant to Professor Ross Gibson, University of Sydney, as part of the research project Tending: a garden experiment.