Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Locations of work in the Botanic Gardens
04.09.13 BY Bridget
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If anyone is stopping by in preparation for seeing my work ‘The world is not a surface’ at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, I thought I would make it a bit easier to visit by listing the locations of the individual objects. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and responses to the work, I hope you enjoy it.

– The Casurina Grove (next to Nelumbo Waterlilly pond)

– The Australian Forest (in the clump of forest with tree ferns across the bridge from wisteria walk area) 

– The Palm House grotto

– The Groundcover area , in the main Acanthus planting and another small Acanthus planting near the mulberry rotunda and lawn leading up to kiosk.


A map and visitor information for the Gardens may be found HERE

The materials used are:  Powder coated cast aluminium,  aluminium stands, convex mirror, Specimen tags.


‘The world is not a surface’
03.09.13 BY Bridget
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Yesterday I installed my work, ‘The world is not a surface’ at the Adelaide Botanic Garden. It was beautiful to be working in the calm and green gardens on such a warm (30 degrees!) day.  I am really happy with the work, the white rings appear to hover against the dense foliage. It is a bit tricky to photograph, the light conditions are very important to the visibility of the work and the human eye is better at finding the sculptures than the camera. But here are some images as a sneak peak.  The Arte Magra exhibition opens 5th September 2013 at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation 6pm.










Arte Magra: from the opaque
29.08.13 BY Bridget
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‘Arte Magra: from the opaque’ is the title of the site specific project my work is included in Adelaide. The project opens on the 5th of September 2013 at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation from 6pm. My work is in the Adelaide Botanic Garden so you can skip the glittering drunken crowds of the launch and slip into the gardens for a spot of quiet contemplation anytime until the 5th of October.

The works are spread around Adelaide and  Artists include some formidable practioners: Akira Akira, Matthew Bradley, David Cross, Bridget Currie, Aleks Danko & Jude Walton, Annika Evans, Joan Grounds, Ray Harris, Louise Haselton, Jessie Lumb, Monte Masi, Yhonnie Scarce, Tanya Schultz & Aurelia Carbone, Tony Yap & Janet Hoe

The project is curated by Domenico de Clario & Mary Knights, under the umbrella of the AEAF.

Downloadable map

Australia travels August/September
08.08.13 BY Bridget
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On monday the 12th August I will be flying back to the Southern hemisphere, to my hometown of Adelaide to be part of a project called ‘Arte Magra’. This project is a large site specific exhibition utilising many spaces around the city of Adelaide, the project is curated by Mary Knights, Maria Zagala and Dom DeClario and hosted by the Australian Experimental Art Foundation.

I will be working in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. I am planning an installation of white aluminium rings that will seem to hover over plantings, and a picnic performance held on the 8th of September at 2pm. The photograph below is a kind of maquette for the hovering rings work, the title of which is ‘The world is not a surface’  I am also making a small limited edition Artist book of the ‘Trees among people’  series that will be available at the Dark Horsey bo