Artist residency works

Over an eight month period, Artist in Resident Jessie Stanley created a series of works that responded to Kyneton Botanic Gardens history, geography, and geology. The works were exhibited in Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial 2018 from April 13-22, 2018:   

HUMAN/NATURE. Jessie Stanley, 2018
Discover the forces that have shaped Kyneton Botanic Gardens with a series of interactive artworks. Each work contributes to a narrative tracing the sites deep-time transformation. The works are divided into three acts, and can be experienced sequentially or autonomously.

ACT 01

Former Ajax Factory, Beauchamp Street, Kyneton
The materials used to create this installation are distinctly tenuous. Coupled into pairs, they represent a focussed sample of the relationship between humans and nature in shaping place. Each are united by Kyneton’s Botanic Gardens, and the instrumental forces that have shaped it over space and time. Botanic and geologic specimens from the Gardens, together with products of economic botany such as spices and pigments create an interactive chart for you to explore, guided by the audio narrative. Visit KCAT 2018 to stream or download the audio.

ACT 02

Projection, Kyneton Botanic Gardens Cottage
This interactive installation transforms the cottage into an experimental lab. Projected light echoes the blue and red LEDs currently growing edible plants on the International Space Station. Viewed through each coloured window it transforms, and plays with the properties of light and the way we perceive colour to create illusions with form and text. The new frontier is Mars.

ACT 03

Guided walk, Kyneton Botanic Gardens
Traverse the gardens to discover the sites deep-time transformation. Narrated by Artist in Residence Jessie Stanley, a series of the Gardens artefacts are examined to consider how they echo a broader relationship between humans and nature in shaping Earth. Download the audio before setting off and use the map to guide you. Download the map and audio to do the walk here.