Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival

Kandos NSW, 2017

The idea of shade has pleasant, cooling associations, whereas when evening falls, mysterious shadows conceal what was formerly visible and make the ordinary strange.

The House of Shade and Shadows was covered in semi transparent black netting, plants hung from a delicate metal framework, small metal tables were crowded with ferns, succulents and seedlings, a central corridor hosted six bubbling fountains. In the daytime visitors made their own small no dig gardens in the garden workshop, refreshments were served.

In the evening there was music and lamps  cast magical shadows and softly illuminated the darkened space.