Farming at the end of the world: conversations about food production, art, and collaboration
October 28, 2021

This conversation was facilitated by York Visual Art professor Barbara Balfour with guests Lauren Nurse and Shannon Gerard. Lauren and Shannon spoke about how they are redefining the intersection between farm work and art practice within the context of the pandemic and current climate crisis, in terms of caring for and stewardship of the land.

Lauren Nurse is a horticulturist, sessional professor, artist, and the owner and operator of Small Spade Farm. Shannon Gerard is a professor at OCADU and an artist who contributes farm labour at Small Spade as well as producing all the print material, recipes, zines, and labels, for the farm’s CSA program. Between Collectives is loosely held together by Toronto-based Barbara Balfour, who has previously been a member of various collectives including Spontaneous Combustion, Venus Fly Trap, Printellectuals, and Guest Garden. While “between collectives”, she is pursuing independent projects as well as undertaking curatorial projects drawing upon friendships and other affiliations.

See also

Documentation

Documentation
Gudskul: Knowledge Garden
22 Oct – 12 Dec 2021

Gudskul tote bag

Gudskul tote bag
multiple
December 2021

Farming at the End of the World

Farming at the End of the World
online workshop
28 Oct 2021

Workshop on Workshops

Workshop on Workshops
online workshop
24 Oct 2021

New Tradition Music – Edutainment Session

New Tradition Music – Edutainment Session
online workshop
22 Oct 2021

Gudskul: Knowledge Garden Festival

Gudskul: Knowledge Garden Festival
on-site exhibition
Oct – Dec 2021

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Events Listings
Knowledge Garden Festival
22 – 30 Oct 2021

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