Circle Work (resting)

Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside (City Botanic Gardens 10 - 19 May 2019)

The grasses that make up the well-kept lawns in the City Botanic Gardens are some of its hardest working plants. Visitors use the lush green lawn for many activities such as sports, picnics, festivals and weddings – to rest and rejuvenate, to enjoy and celebrate. Keeping the lawns weeded, watered, mown and fertilised requires significant natural, financial and labour resources. What happens when this perpetual cycle of maintenance is interrupted, letting nature take its course? Circle Work (resting) allow circular areas of lawn on Residence Hill to take a break from routine maintenance, to relax and grow wild.