Garden Don’t Care is located through the alleyway behind Unit 17 Gallery at 2954 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver on the unceded and continually asserted xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ territories. Members of the collective include Derya Akay, Vivienne Bessette, Conor Fanning, Rowan Fanning-Blackwater, Julia Feyrer, Tobin Gibson, Salem Sharp, Emma Sise, and Kurtis Wilson.
Commissioned for the Summer 2020 Issue of The Capilano Review, Garden Don’t Care’s collaboratively produced drawings, collages, and exquisite-corpse texts creatively document the group’s work collectively tending to a garden: cultivating vegetables together, cooking together, eating together, and hosting workshops and impromptu gatherings. The playful experiments that result serve as a timely reminder of the creative sustenance provided by community.
Purchase a print or digital copy of Issue 3.41 (Summer 2020) here.