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 West, Katie Paterson and Thea Perkins

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

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Tin Sheds Gallery