Garden at the End of Time

6 June - 19 July, 2024
These artist works explore the garden as a politically and culturally charged site. Within the walls of the gallery, the garden becomes construed as a place where meaning is not only reflected but also constantly cultivated, and negotiated—an ever-evolving ecosystem rather than an ossified microcosm.

While the garden is often tied to its Edenic “beginning,” anthropologist Natasha Myers suggests how contemporary gardens increasingly respond to a sense of the end.

In our time of climate catastrophe and late stage capitalism, she describes how gardens “throw us into the world, induce anxiety, and get us very interested in the urgency of life and death at the cusp of collapse on a damaged planet.” Propelled by this urgency, Garden asks what radical ideas stir and grow in the garden today?

Curated by Anna May Kirk & Tai Mitsuji

Artists: Gabriella Hirst, Garry Trinh, Jamie North, Katie Paterson, Katie West, Majid Mirmohamadi, Olindo Polo, Tom Melick, Simryn Gill, Anna Polo, Tom Polo, Sean Allen Fisher and Thea Anamara Perkins

To Burn, Forest, Fire

Saturday 15 June, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday 13 July, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Venue: Tin Sheds Gallery

Performance by Katie Paterson

To Burn, Forest, Fire explores the scent of the first-ever forest on earth, and the scent of the last forest of the age of the climate crisis through the creation of bespoke incense sticks. Using scent to explore these forests the artwork employs the senses to cultivate an intimate, intuitive experience that aims to transport participants through time as a reminder of the increasing levels of extinction caused by humanity. 

Tin Sheds Gallery acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, upon whose ancestral lands our exhibitions take place. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge of these lands, waterways and Country.

Top image: Battlefield, Gabriella Hirst, 2014 - Present
Image courtesy the artist

Bottom image: RockMelt, Jamie North, 2015
Comissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Image courtesy the artist

Tin Sheds Gallery

  • 148 City Road, Darlington Sydney, NSW

Tin Sheds Gallery