Communities from across Brisbane and visitors alike will be invited to create beautiful blooms and buds inspired by flowers found in Meanjin/Brisbane from upcycled textiles and local materials. Visitors are encouraged to participate in facilitated workshops, or simply drop-in and engage in self-guided activities.
As the seasons change, the handmade flowers will be added to the walls of the gallery, creating an abundant garden reflecting community engagement.
What flowers will you grow in our healing garden?
We respectfully acknowledge Warunghu, Aunty Raelene Baker’s insight, conversation and participation in developing this project. We thank Molly Green for her commitment, generosity and contribution. Hiromi would also like to personally thank Professor David Craik, Wendy Mansell and The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) for their ongoing support.
MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
Hiromi Tango creates spaces for expression, healing and transformation. She applies scientific understandings of the brain – including epigenetics and neuroplasticity – to her work, and frequently collaborates with experts in neuroscience. She produces sculptural installations that invite audience engagement and often incorporate performance.
Hiromi’s process is cumulative; she weaves, wraps and stitches over everyday objects and materials before joining them together to construct immersive environments. Through engaging all the senses, the artist redirects attention to our bodies and sharpens our emotional awareness. Her participatory workshops, performances and installations encourage us to reflect more meaningfully upon ourselves and our social connections.