Infield by Linda Tegg
Until 27 September
During the spring and summer of 2020 the renowned Melbourne-based artist Linda Tegg will present Infield, a large-scale installation comprising over 60 different plant species native to Sweden.
Representing the artist’s first exhibition in the country, this natural meadow explores the relationship between people and nature. Infield also provides an opportunity to discuss ecosystem services—a term that describes the ways in which the human experience is advantageously altered and enhanced by the natural environment—including shade, stormwater management, and biodiversity. The plant species that make up the installation have been selected in collaboration with Stockholm University and the project is led by ArkDes ThinkTank.
About Linda Tegg
Linda Tegg is an Australian Artist who makes work out of inhabiting and reconfiguring the conditions of spectatorship. Within her immersive installations, plants, animals, images, and the built environment are brought into unlikely proximities to generate new points of orientation and relation. This speculative work questions the impulses and methods used to frame the world as resource, and seeks new forms of coexistence.
Interdisciplinary collaboration characterises much of Tegg’s work with plants. In 2018 she collaborated with Baracco+Wright Architects as the Creative Directors of ‘Repair’, Australia’s representative exhibition at the 16th International Architecture Biennale Venice, and was the inaugural artist in residence at the School of Geography at The University of Melbourne. In 2014 she grew ‘Grasslands’ a site responsive public artwork at the State Library of Victoria with Horticulturalist John Delpratt.
Tegg’s artwork engages with cultural institutions as well as public space and has been widely exhibited in Australia, The United States, and Europe. She was the Samstag Scholar of 2014, and the Georges Mora Foundation Fellow of 2012. Tegg has degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Melbourne, and RMIT University.
Producer: Elisabet Norin