Carla worked with the arts activists at the fringe events of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 and has recently completed a permaculture course. This extends to her art practice at Goodwin where she has been working with the Thornton Urban Gardeners (TUG) group, Adelaide Primary School and St Andrews House at the Villa Gardens community allotment. She has also been participating in neighbourhood plans for green spaces in the area.
She will spend her time on the estate looking at the sustainability and biodiversity of people and places with projects being created under the title of ‘Greening the Estate’. Carla’s studio is currently based in the old veg shop in the heart of the estate – positioning her perfectly to engage the community in an ongoing conversation that helps bring art out of the gallery.
Carla said, “In response to conversations around sustainability we have boiled it down to ‘what makes us happy’. That seems a good place to start, being happy is sustaining”.
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