Open Days for The Garden of Bad Flowers

Nasturtiums are a symbol of patriotism (Photo by Lucy Parakhina)

Nasturtiums are a symbol of patriotism (Photo by Lucy Parakhina)

We are hosting a final series of open days for Gabrielle de Vietri’s work The Garden of Bad Flowers with talks animating the broader themes of the work and its social and political context.

First up on July 20 the Garden will host the award-winning author of Profits of Doom (2013) and My Israel Question (2006), Antony Loewenstein ( Antony will talk to us about the politics of boycotts amidst the flowers that abstained from the 2014 Biennale of Sydney.
On August 10, the Garden will host a winter Supermoon party and Sydney’s favourite weed activist, Diego Bonetto (, will lead partygoers on a walk through the variety of rogue plants that have sprung up amongst the bad flowers.
Finally, on a date in late winter yet to be confirmed, Professor David Schlosberg from the Sydney Environment Institute ( will discuss the politics of everyday life and new environmental activism.

Where: Earlwood Farm, 45 Bayview Avenue, Earlwood
When: July 20, 1-4pm (Antony Loewenstein), August 10, 1-4pm (Diego Bonetto) TBC (David Schlosberg)
Cost: Free (Pizza by donation)
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