Tardigrade World
-Sustianable Art Innovation: Research Assembly

TW 2024 ++
  1. Object Reborn 
  2. Trash Talk
  3. Thread Exchange (Collaborative Project)

TW 2023 ++
  1. Franklin Art Centre Show
  2. Waste Archive Issue Two

TW 2022 ++
  1. Waste Archive Issue One
  2. ACRCAR at Tamaki
  3. ACRCAR Show at Tamaki
  4. ACRCAR Show at Waiuku
  5. ACRCAR  Participated Artists
  6. ACRCAR Workshops

TW 2021 ++
  1. Mugly
  2. Hangarua Workshops 2021

TW 2020 ++
  1. RM Residency
  2. During COVID-19 Lockdowns
  3. Waste Tour 
  4. Plant Day
  5. Audio Foundation Show
  6. Tardigrade World Trashygrade World Show 2020
  7. The Projacket

TW 2019 ++
  1. The Starting Point of TW Te Tuhi Parnell Studio Opening
  2. Samoa House Library Workshop
  3. Studio One Workshop

Tardigrade World — Info

“Sustainable Art Innovations: Research Assembly“

Welcome to Tardigrade World!

Tardigrade World (TW) is where art meets sustainability. Established in 2019, we transform environmental challenges into creative opportunities, aligning with Auckland Council's zero waste by 2040 goal. Join us as we blend art, science, and community to craft a greener future.

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At Tamaki Zero Waste Hub
July-Nov 2022

The Auckland Community Recycling Centre Art Residency (ACRCAR) facilitates collaboration between artists and community recycling centres (Waiuku and Tamaki), hosting in-situ exhibitions and public programmes. This is an art residency at the Tamaki Community Recycling Centre, where we set up a workshop and studio space for art-making and group research, and exhibition only at Waiuku. 

This project will solidify the connection between the Auckland Community Recycling Centres and the local art community, supporting more sustainable creative practices and bringing awareness to local waste goals. 

From July 2022
      Our project will aid the current stakeholder waste targets by creating new material streams for them within the arts sector, particularly many very challenging materials to recycle, reuse, or sell. Finding creative utilisations of waste material is key to reinvigorating waste. The long-term goal is to establish a research network consisting of a  scalable waste re-distribution network, a hub for supporting artists in related practice, and being the incubator for more artistic and creative solutions to waste and sustainability, the more significant subject.

Our workshop will be the heart of the operations, a space where skills and techniques are shared for innovation. This workshop acts as a research module by allowing us to iteratively learn, test, refine, craft and generally learn about common waste materials. A facility specialising in dealing with waste materials for art as its priority.
Artists visited the site the first time.
Tamaki Zero Waste Hub before the Residency