Category Archives: Permaculture

Field Trip to Oaks Organics

Come with us on a day-long field-trip to a working Yeomans Keyline farm at The Oaks near Camden 9.30am – 4pm Sunday 4 May 2014 Meet at National Art School front entrance Forbes Street Darlinghurst Bookings essential as places are limited, cost $40 per person. Click here to book tickets online Early booking recommended as […]

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Art Life Chooks

When I first met Annette Hughes many years ago she was an art dealer. She has remade herself several times since then – literary agent, author, musician, farmer. But what I hadn’t realised until recently is that she had become an avid permaculturist.  In 2004 I made the difficult decision to leave the city and […]

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Permaculture in the Practice

When I first argued in the early 1970s that PA Yeomans could be regarded as an artist it was treated as an absurd proposition yet we now find many artists who use farming, food production and permaculture (developed from Yeomans work) as part of their practice, as just some of the many media available to […]

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The Culture in Agriculture

In 1975 when this exhibition was first proposed it seemed absurd to suggest that a farmer and engineer like Yeomans could be regarded as an artist. So absurd in fact that the Art Gallery of NSW Trustees intervened to cancel the exhibition on the basis that it wasn’t art. In 2013, the idea is not […]

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The Family Farm

I reckon Ian’s broad definition of art is a useful provocation: 1. Art is action which changes the culture. 2. This action can be undertaken by anyone. When operating with a definition like this, it’s perhaps worth reiterating point 2: cultural change is not the sole domain of special professionals from the current narrowly-defined “artworld”. […]

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Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

as Gauguin put it in the title to his greatest painting.  Well,  I’ll try and give a quick summary of what we are doing here and what we hope to achieve. This blog is an exploration of the work of the Australian agriculturalist and engineer P. A. (Percy) Yeomans but that is just the starting […]

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