Healing Garden at The Condensery is a site-responsive project created with, for and by the Somerset community, in collaboration with internationally renowned Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango.
Through a series of workshops, Tango, her artist educators and participants of all ages will co-create an immersive, sensory garden installation inspired by the healing properties of plants endemic to the local area, exemplifying art’s capacity to transform, heal, strengthen, and support good mental health and wellness outcomes.
Hiromi Tango creates immersive, sculptural installations that invite audience interaction, often with a performative aspect. Driven by a passion for the therapeutic ability of art, Tango has worked with communities since 2009 to create spaces that encourage participants and audiences to slow down, unpack their thoughts and feelings, and lighten their spirits along the way.
This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, PROVIDED THROUGH REGIONAL ARTS AUSTRALIA, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.
IMAGE: NOW – NEW – NEO, 2015, MIXED MEDIA. PHOTO GREG PIPER.