> WORK         > TEXT         > ABOUT       > CONTACT       ︎  

P U B L I C   A R T   P A R K   L A B
Testing Grounds
Wurundjeri Land
Queen Victoria Market
Naarm/Melbourne, Aug - Oct 2023.

For six weeks Testing Grounds, in collaboration with Ilana Russell and Lana Nguyen, ran a creative development lab for Public Art Park. The Lab focused on drawing out ideas about this place – the Victoria Market and its surroundings – and developing creative works in response. The Lab was a convivial space where we gathered each week, made lunch, discussed ideas and developed projects.

co-worm-ing is a site-specific collaborative digital production developed for Public Art Park with Joy Zhou and a mobile worm farm in residence, exploring how to produce digital art through the process of composting.

1.  worm care, 8 page zine, pocket-sized free guide to composting at Testing Grounds, distributed onsite. Text by Emily Simek, illustrations by Leanne Bock.
2. co-worm-ing, composting video walk through the Queen Victoria Market. Photography: Astrid Mulder.
3 - 5. Mobile worm farm in residence at Testing Grounds: upcycled food grade plastic buckets, vermiculture compost system, dolly.