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Art in Soil

Getting dirty with science and art.
By Sarah Ward
December 11, 2017
By Sarah Ward
December 11, 2017

Ever looked at a patch of dirt and found yourself thinking about art? It's okay if your answer is no. In fact, it's not the kind of connection most of us make all that often — including artists. To change that, a number of creatives spent six months working with soil scientists to develop pieces inspired by the ground below.

Let's Get Dirty is the very appropriate name of the artists-in-residence program, which saw 5 Mile Radius, Lawrence English, Ara Dolatian, Robert Andrew, Paul Stumkat, Kate Woodcroft and Caitlin Franzmann all branch out into something earthy and new. You'll see the results of their experience at Art in Soil — which mightn't be quite as cheeky a name, but it absolutely describes just what's on offer.

The exhibition runs from December 14 to 23 at POP Gallery in Woolloongabba, with special events all part of the lineup. Head along for the official opening at 6pm on the 14th, then catch artist talks at 2pm on the 16th, followed by art-science discussions at 3pm. Or, drop by from 10am to 4pm on the 17th, when guided meditation will take the showcase to another level. Last but not least, you can get interactive on the 20th — and leave thinking about soil in a completely different manner.

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