Tell us about Healing Garden of Bab…
Healing, joyous vibes! We created a fun programme of mini exhibitions, workshops, talks, DJs, performances and art – and it was all free! Visitors could also get involved in garden-inspired workshops, such as botanical drawing and pickling vegetables.
What were the key themes?
The performances, events and artworks celebrated alternative expressions of gender and sexuality with artists and collectives from across the Commonwealth.
Gardens are often thought of as natural spaces, but they’re actually incredibly artificial. This was the jumping-off point for the programme. We wanted to imagine a healing future, where we live more harmoniously with nature, in fake, real, mythic, actual, imaginary, big gay gardens!