Event

The Physical Garden

Special Events

  • Sunday, 15 April 2018 / 2pm
  • Meet at the front desk
  • Free
Image: uploads/2017_11/physical_garden_2.jpg
Image: uploads/2017_11/physical_garden.jpg

A performance accompanying Ann Shelton's series jane says.

The physical garden explores and activates narratives relating to the artist's interest in plant histories and the legacy of women's use of plants for fertility and birth control. 

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