Twin Cultivation is a new work that brings together ceramic artist Cindy Huang 黄馨贤, designer Micheal McCabe, and creative producer Rosabel Tan. Presented as a miniature garden, this temporary installation invites members of the public to sign up for a ‘harvesting’ session.

In each session, two strangers enter the garden together, and are invited to unearth a ceramic vegetable to gift to the other person to take home. This work builds on Cindy’s interest in the relationships that Chinese migrant communities can and could have as tangata tiriti, and seeks to create space for us to collectively consider the histories of the land, the many people we share this city with, and the possible futures we could create. The title, Twin Cultivation, is a nod to the idea of companion planting: the idea that different plants grow stronger together than apart.

Twin Cultivation is open and available to participate in Monday July 4 - Friday July 8 from 8.30am to 5.30pm, and the weekend of July 9-10 from 10.30am to 3.30pm. 

Proudly presented by Manatū Taonga with the support of Eke Panuku as part of Matariki ki te Manawa

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Last updated: 27 May 2022