Emily Simek, Doug Webb

Hot Compost Home Tour

11

May 2024

11

May

2024

Seventh Lawn

Hot Compost Home Tour

Emily Simek, Doug Webb

11

May 2024

11

May

2024

Seventh Lawn

Hot Compost Home Tour is an upcoming home-based touring exhibition curated by artists and gardeners living in Naarm. Guided by practices in community gardening, the home-based tour uses composting as an approach to exhibition practice, exploring how composting can shape the way we encounter art within community networks.

In this pre-tour workshop, join Emily Simek and Doug Webb to make DIY tour merch. Participants are invited to bring an old t-shirt and screen print a collaborative tour t-shirt design. The workshop explores self-publishing in support of alternative exhibition practices.

Please BYO adult or child sized t-shirt, tote bag, pillowcase or up-cycled garment to screen print onto. All ages and abilities are welcome including children accompanied by an adult.

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Hot Compost Home Tour is an off-site exhibition series by Emily Simek in collaboration with Merri Cheyne, Anna Dunnill, Eric Jong, Mei Sun and Doug Webb. The home-based tour explores composting as an approach to exhibition practice. Using relational ethics as a framework, the project considers the conditions of the various exchanges that ‘create’ compost: how and where does it come to exist? How are different collaborators implicated? Instead of a purely material process, composting becomes about the work of relationships within systems of exchange.

Hot Compost Home Tour is an upcoming home-based touring exhibition curated by artists and gardeners living in Naarm. Guided by practices in community gardening, the home-based tour uses composting as an approach to exhibition practice, exploring how composting can shape the way we encounter art within community networks.

In this pre-tour workshop, join Emily Simek and Doug Webb to make DIY tour merch. Participants are invited to bring an old t-shirt and screen print a collaborative tour t-shirt design. The workshop explores self-publishing in support of alternative exhibition practices.

Please BYO adult or child sized t-shirt, tote bag, pillowcase or up-cycled garment to screen print onto. All ages and abilities are welcome including children accompanied by an adult.

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Hot Compost Home Tour is an off-site exhibition series by Emily Simek in collaboration with Merri Cheyne, Anna Dunnill, Eric Jong, Mei Sun and Doug Webb. The home-based tour explores composting as an approach to exhibition practice. Using relational ethics as a framework, the project considers the conditions of the various exchanges that ‘create’ compost: how and where does it come to exist? How are different collaborators implicated? Instead of a purely material process, composting becomes about the work of relationships within systems of exchange.

Emily Simek

Emily Simek uses a practice in digital art, textiles, installation, writing and gardening to explore the conditions that sustain ecologies. Her practice explores relationships within food webs, and intersects with community gardening and social practices. She is a caretaker of a worm farm compost system, and contributor to Patch-Work, a collaborative project on Wurundjeri Land at Joe’s Market Garden, Coburg.

Doug Webb

Doug Webb is an artist whose practice centers around queer ecologies, biodiversity, and conservation. They are a printmaker and work with textiles, installation, and performance. Their works explore the expanded field of printmaking and patterns of reproduction as print, biological process, and sexual act. They draw inspiration from the camp aesthetics of the natural world and have a particular fascination with queer and curious biology.