Friday 23 September from 6pm – Sunday 25 September (during garden opening times, 11am -11pm)
“We are interested in the wild versus the cultivated (slugs and caryatids), emotional baggage, interspecies intimacy, inefficiency, and in fantasy, heart break and laughter.”
Smear Garden is an evolving exhibition of four Hackney-based artists – Claire Blundell-Jones, Stephanie Farmer, Natasha LaForce and Hermione Spriggs. They previously exhibited together in the garden of a private house in Homerton and now in this new multidisciplinary exhibition, they are responding to the cultivation of the Curve Garden with works including sculpture, print, video, drawing and text.
Dr Ben Rowson (Senior Curator: Mollusca Department of Natural Sciences National Museum Wales) will be giving a free talk in the Pineapple House at the Garden on the biology and pest control of slugs at 4pm, Sunday 25 September. No booking is required.
Image: ‘I’ll eat you up I love you so’ by Claire Blundell-Jones.
Every Saturday, 2-5pm
Saturday afternoon gardening sessions for volunteers take place every week at the Garden. If you’d like to help look after the plants at the Curve Garden, try growing herbs and vegetables, learn new skills or get healthy working outdoors, come on a Saturday and just join in.
If you can complete our online volunteer form in advance, that helps us know to expect you.
Then just come along wearing comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
As always, everyone is welcome – the more the merrier!
Sunday 25 September 2016, 4pm
Slugs are a part of British life, and not always a popular one with gardeners! But these ultra-specialised snails are not all bad, and some have much to teach us. Their surprising evolution, behaviour and diversity (as well as ways to control them) will be showcased by mollusc specialist Dr Ben Rowson from the National Museum of Wales, as part of the Smear Garden exhibition at the Garden.
The ‘Slugs’ talk will take place in the Pineapple House at the Garden and last approximately 45 mins, followed by Q&A
The talk is free, but please make a donation if you can to help cover costs. No booking is required, but our maximum capacity is 30 people, so please come early to avoid disappointment.
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is hosting Smear Garden from 6pm, Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September, during Garden opening times.