The Yeomans Project: field trip BOOKED OUT

    • Visit the site of Yeomans' first landscape experiments


In the 1950s, PA Yeomans developed his widely influential Keyline system on his property Yobarnie at Richmond, north of Sydney. It is here that he experimented with sustainable irrigation systems that were designed to both nourish and protect the soil. Today, the rough contours and dams of the original Keyline system can still be seen.

Yeomans himself used to offer weekend tours of the property, which would occasionally turn into field trips lasting several days during which he would offer lessons on sustainable and social infrastructures.

Following this tradition, join artists Ian Milliss and Lucas Ihlein in a day-long field trip to the surrounding areas near Yobarnie for a chance to discuss Yeomans’ ideas, see the evidence and explore why this system can be seen as a model for the radical re-interpretation of the role of the artist.

The bus leaves at 9.30am from the front steps of the Gallery, returning to the same location at 4pm.

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy, closed footwear for walking around the farm.

BYO picnic lunch, thermos and picnic blanket.

Saturday 25 January 2014, 9.30am

Free, bookings required

Bookings and enquiries: 9225 1740

Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes

Related exhibition: Ian Milliss and Lucas Ihlein