Walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens with 23rd Biennale of Sydney participant, Clare Milledge and curator, Tess Allas as they continue their practice of sharing knowledge and stories about native plants and learning from the landscape. Clare and Tess collaborate using gardens as places to bring plants, people and other animals together for creative purposes.  

Dates & Times 

Sunday, 3 April 2022
1–2.30 pm 

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Starting point at the Art Gallery of New South Wales  
Walk towards and through Royal Botanic Gardens

Free, registrations essential

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Participant Bios

Tess Allas

Tess Allas has worked in Indigenous cultural development since the early 1990s and has been engaged as a curator for the AGNSW, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (USA), the Art Gallery of South Australia, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Wollongong Art Gallery, Murray Art Museum Albury and Carriageworks. Her independently curated exhibitions as well as her own works as an artist have been shown in the Australia, Finland, France, Canada and the United States. Tess has ongoing curatorial roles in a number of key public art projects across Sydney.

Clare Milledge 

Born 1977 in Sydney, Australia Lives in Bundjalung Country (Broken Head, Australia) on the lands of the Arakwal people, and the Eora Nation (Paddington, Australia) on the lands of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people 

Clare Milledge’s work re-examines contemporary environments with a focus on our engagement with ecology through art, in particular through the use of the historical figure of the artist-shaman. Working with fieldwork as her primary methodology she collects, re-organises, transforms and re-presents recordings, information and material gathered on ecological surveys and site visits. Her research output takes the form of public installation environments that variously incorporate glass paintings, textile works, costumes, sets, collaborative experimental sound and performance.