Our new project has begun! It’s called Watershed: Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Land Art Project. To celebrate, we’ve created a new website to post updates about the progress of our planting of legumes, sugarcane and sunflowers. Check out the website here.
In 2016 Lucas met with Richard Brown, director of Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, to propose The Botanic Gardens Land Art Project. Over the past year, we’ve had several meetings with Botanic Gardens staff and we’ve gone through a process of negotiation, proposal writing and revision. John Sweet and Simon Mattsson have worked with us closely […]
We made this video doco in the lead up to Sunset Symphony in the Sunflowers in July 2017. It was screened as the finale as the sun went down. The documentary shows the work of Simon Mattsson in developing regenerative agriculture methods for sugarcane, and tells the story of how artists and farmers came together […]
This was a short news piece that aired on Channel 7 Mackay, in the lead up to Sunset Symphony in the Sunflowers. We were in the thick of carving out the amphitheatre from the sunflowers and sugarcane field at this point – you can see from the drone footage that it’s not yet complete. The […]
In the lead up to Sunset Symphony in the Sunflowers, Tegan Philpott from ABC Radio Tropical North dropped in to the Mattsson family farm to talk about soil health, sunflowers, composting toilets and the value of culture with farmer Simon Mattsson and artist Kim Williams. Here you can listen to two excerpts from their conversation: […]