A Migratory Project
Custom made box trailer / Transfer chassis + Grow light exhibition box
Trailer : L2700mm x W1350mm x H2500mm
Planter Chassis: L600mm x W1120 x H 550mm
Mild steel, Rubber, Bearings, epoxy enamel, aluminium, nylon, stainless
steel, marine ply, galvanised steel, silicone, shade cloth, cable ties,
pigment, blue metal, potting mix, mulch, worms, 12v lights, garden
hose, timer, steel cable, grease, recycled ply, polyurethane, epoxy
4 x 36watt UV grow lights, plywood, rubber castors, Tasmanian Oak, stainless
steel. 240v power cord, timer.
Perth – Kellerberrin, Western Australia : 480kmh return trip / Perth WA - Sydney NSW : 3957kmh one way /Sydney – South coast- Murramarang- Pebbly Beach: 580kmh return
trip / Sydney - Barrington Tops- Forster Tuncurry: 985kmh return trip
the form of a ubiquitous suburban item the work stemmed from a need to utilise prime
within the city. Designed also to move with its owner, the trailer contains
many plants both edible and medicinal that can travel and supplement the
daily diet of an individual or small group.
An advantage is that the garden can be maintained in a tight transit area
and saves planting and growing food in a fixed area. There is no need to loose or leave the garden behind if a residential move should occur.
Garden is designed
as part of the migratory series and is used in conjunction with the Carrier
vehicle and also Sauna. The bespoke planter
boxes slide out allowing the
trailer to function as the transport for the sauna.
in dymaxion form the project maximises all available space and potentials
provided from a box trailer. Originally the trailer was fully
built from an old chassis and axle as the starting point. In this way
the project is another recycled and modified extended form.
canopy is constructed too be removed and taken apart when the trailer
is stationary and again replaced when the garden is ‘on the
road’. When housed in exhibition, the plants are to be tended
and nurtured by staff and viewers and growth is maintained by a fitted
system. The work is interactive and has been used to support various
artists and dinners. The trailer was used in Road Trip Dinners instructional
Recently exhibited at the V&A London and Glasgow CCA in 2006.
plants are monitored up to speeds of 100kmh and biologically it
becomes a survival of the fittest. Conceived in Western Australia
was travelled, tested and exhibited and has travelled extensively
Australia and New South Wales.
in the project is the idea of understanding the processes involved
in growing and maintaining
your own food. The care, nurturing
more commonly given over to larger consortiums. The trailer is
the manifestation of bringing these processes back into a highly
Plants Ongoing: 2002 - 06
Rosemary, oregano, basil, lemon thyme, curly parsley, tree wormwood,
fennel, garlic, golden cane palms, rhubarb, aloe vera, peppermint, tea
tree (melaleuca), liriope grass plant, rocket, tomatoes, coriander, corn,
Japanese mondo grass, Kings park wattle, kangaroo paw, Greek basil, Thai
Chilli, Mexican tarragon, lemon grass, Spanish olive, cherry tomatoes,
Roma tomatoes, dwarf meyer lemon, mint, Spring onion, garlic chives,
zuccini, eggplant, peppers, crassula jade, lillipilli bush.