The Commons by Kate Fitzharris
The Commons explores the blurred lines between what we often think of as distinct spaces or perspectives: private/public, individual/collective, domestic/wild, human/nature, object/viewer. It reminds us that wild public places can be as intimate and homely as our domestic spaces, and that we have wild roots to our domestic lives. The Commons refers to places and resources not owned privately, but held in common and managed for the collective good. It also alludes to seeking out what we hold in common with each other and what we find around us, so we may have a more empathetic, connected world view. Utilising materials from the site, including clay, pine needles and sticks, Kate will make and install the project in the Dunedin Botanic Garden, Upper Garden, adjacent to the Cherry Walk.
Visit Kate throughout the making process Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th April 10am – 2pm.
Kate will also be running an artist talk with botanic garden experts on Sunday April 18th at 11am