An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar...

To mark the closing of Asad Raza’s Absorption, we are delighted to partner with the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation on the latest instalment of their ongoing series, An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar...

Within the immersive environment of Raza's installation, landscape architect, educator and host Costa Georgiadis sits at the “bar” with artist Ian Milliss, farmer Erika Watson (Epicurean Harvest), scientist Tim Cavagnaro (University of Adelaide) and Imogen Semmler (artist, scientist and farmer) to discuss their diverse collaborative projects and the intersections between the three disciplines.

An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar... is a platform for productive collaboration and exchange. While each project has a unique focus, all are anchored by strong engagement with regenerative models of farming, rural/urban interactions, and the potential of arts-led collaborations to inspire fresh approaches to the environmental challenges we face today.

Join us on the evening of the Federal Election to share freshly harvested wild food, drinks and stimulating conversation on pressing environmental issues and the importance of collaboration and community.


Entry to the event costs $35 and includes food and drink.

Food prepared by Forage to Feast, a collaboration between renowned forager and environmental educator Diego Bonetto and stylist, designer, foodie and weed convert Marnee Fox.
Drinks provided by Trolley’d, who work in collaboration with Diego Bonetto to distil liquors infused with foraged weeds.

Ian Milliss, artist
Timothy Cavagnaro, Associate Professor, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide
Erika Watson, co-owner, Epicurean Harvest
Imogen Semmler, creative producer, artist and emerging scientist

Moderated by Costa Georgiadis, landscape architect, educator and television presenter

About KSCA
KSCA stands for Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation, a cooperative of artists who are experimenting with adaptive cultural change in the world. The current members of KSCA are Gilbert Grace, Ian Milliss, Kim Williams, Diego Bonetto, Eloise Lindeback, Christine McMillan, Leanne Thompson, Belinda Innes, Lucas Ihlein, Georgie Pollard, Alex Wisser, Laura Fisher, Kelly Riefer and Sarah Breen Lovett.

An artist, a farmer & a scientist walk into a bar… is an initiative of KSCA. It is staged in partnership with Cementa Inc., The Living Classroom, Starfish Initiatives and Arts North West, and generously funded by a Regional Partnerships Grant from Create NSW.

Parking in the area is limited, and public transport is recommended. For more details on the venue, transport and accessibility, please visit the Carriageworks website.

Please note that the project is not fully wheelchair-accessible. A beach wheelchair is available for wheelchair users. Please see project staff for assistance on arrival.


Photo by Chris Chen.


Saturday 18 May, 6pm

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar... An evening of food, drink, edible weeds and stimulating conversation, hosted by Costa Georgiadis and the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation. The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Eveleigh


The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Eveleigh