Gabriella Hirst is an artist. She was born and grew up on Cammeraygal land (Sydney, Australia) and is currently living between Berlin and London. She works primarily with moving image, sculpture, performance, and with the garden as a site of critique and care. Gabriella’s practice explores the politics of capture. She is interested in how art and archival structures attempt to keep dynamic places, objects, people and stories in a state of stasis, and in the muscles utilised in these processes of preservation. Gabriella has long worked with plants and gardens as a key part a part of her practice, considering care for plants and the stories they cary as a negotiation of how certain histories and social connections are formed and maintained, and how the non human, vegetal world is made legible.