Soil Take-Home

"You can sprinkle some on your garden, or take a tonne, literally, and make a new community garden, or you can put it in pots on your windowsill.”

Asad Raza in TimeOut Sydney 


Asad Raza’s
Absorption brings the ground beneath us into the foreground, drawing our attention to the living and changing nature of soil.

To ensure the project lives on beyond the Clothing Store, Raza is inviting visitors to bring their own box, bag or barrow to collect some of the 300 tonnes of nutrient-rich soil that make up the work.

Best suited to growing vegetables, the soil has been scientifically engineered with help from the University of Sydney Institute of Agriculture. The soil mixture combines organic and inorganic material, including sand, silt, clay, phosphates, lime, spent grain, cuttlebone, legumes, coffee and green waste to create a fertile and adaptable soil mixture.

Visit Absorption on the final weekend of the project to experience Raza’s artwork firsthand and help the project live on by taking a little home for yourself.

If you are interested in taking a large quantity of soil for a business or community garden, please forward your enquiry and contact details to Bettina Kaldor, bettina@kaldorartprojects.org.au and we will arrange a pick-up time.

 

Photograph: Michael Waite

When

Saturday 18 May – Sunday 19 May 2019, 10am–6pm

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney Soil Take-Home To ensure Absorption lives on beyond the Clothing Store, Asad Raza invites visitors to collect some of the 300 tonnes of nutrient-rich soil that make up the work. The Clothing Store, Carriageworks

Where

The Clothing Store, Carriageworks

Admission

Free