'Let's Get Dirty' Walking Talking Thinking Soil

Renata Buziak Sesuvium portulacastrum, Carpobrotus glaucescens, and Ipomoea pres-caprae, stings remedial 2015, archival print on paper.

Renata Buziak Sesuvium portulacastrum, Carpobrotus glaucescens, and Ipomoea pres-caprae, stings remedial 2015, archival print on paper.

Let’s Get Dirty is an Art in Soil initiative by the Queensland Branch of Soil Science Australia informed by the arts industry. Both art and science are carried out as cultural acts valuing their environments and creativity, harnessing sense, and seeking to provide change via abstract models of our world. Let’s Get Dirty will follow numerous Artists' journeys over a six month period creating a piece of art inspired by soil. The Let’s Get Dirty theme has a playfulness and cheekiness, inviting people to become curios and explore the world of soils. Dirt is often associated with negative experiences, but this couldn’t be more wrong; without dirt, there would not be life. In this way we are reclaiming the notion of ‘dirty’ as a positive one for all society.

So, come on: “Let’s Get Dirty”!

The let’s Get Dirty project is currently accepting Artist in Residence Expression of Interest Application Forms, and sponsorship inquiries. Download the Let’s Get Dirty ‘Information Sheet’, and ‘Artist Application Form’ below ‘Sponsorship Concept Note’ below.

Applications due 30th September