This art based project was concieved by artists Rowena Booth, Tammy Wong Hulbert and Shane Hulbert and developed in partnership with Scope. The project was kindly supported by the City of Moreland's Celebrating Place Grant Program.
Rowena Booth is an artist, urban gardener and environmentalist. Rowena has a diverse background which stems from the festival and events industry and branches outward to various community networks within the Hunter Valley and more recently within Melbourne. Rowena graduated from a Master of Arts; Art in Public Space in 2010 at RMIT University, and has since worked within the community arts sector, focusing on mobile edible gardens as a driving force to connect with community. Her mobile edible gardens works explore the interrelationships between plants and humans, biodiversity in both an urban and rural environment, as well as the food and fibre outcomes within a health and wellbeing context.
Tammy Wong Hulbert is an artist, curator and academic. Tammy graduated from Bachelor of Applied Art (Honours 1st Class) at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney and has since completed her PhD investigating The City as a Curated Space at RMIT University, a study that investigated the social context of the relationship between art in public space practices and the development of urban public spaces. She has exhibited her own artwork and worked as a visual arts curator predominantly in Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing. Her artwork has predominantly dealt with issues concerning being part of a diasporic community. She describes herself as a socially engaged artist or an artivist (artist/activist). This project has developed out of her increasing interest in investigating how participation in an art project can have social outcomes for targeted urban communities. For more information visit: www.tammyhulbert.com
Shane Hulbert is an artist and academic. His art practice spans over 20 years, with a diverse professional history that includes national and international exhibitions, at both public and commercial galleries. His practice and teaching is predicated on the notion that photography is a technologically determined medium, with a unique language that is critical to the understanding and experience of its role in a contemporary fine art practice. Acknowledging that landscape is a relational space between people and nature, his work images the complexitiy of the Australian landscape in connection to the complex cultural and social systems dealing with place, myth and identity. For more information visit: www.shanehulbert.com
Scope is one of the largest providers of services to people with a disability in Victoria. Clients of the Scope have kindly volunteered to take part in our project through the caring of our herbs and the construction of our installation. For more information visit www.scopevic.org.au