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Tarsh Bates

Tarsh Bates completed SymbioticA’s Master of Science (Biological Arts) in 2012. She has worked variously as a pizza delivery driver, a fruit and vegetable stacker, a toilet paper packer, a researcher in compost science and waste management, a honeybee ejaculator, an art gallery invigilator, a bookkeeper, a car detailer, and a life drawing model. Tarsh is currently a candidate for a PhD (Biological Arts) at SymbioticA UWA where her current research is concerned with gentleness, evolutionary aesthetics, and the aesthetics of interspecies relationships. She is particularly enamoured with Candida albicans and Apis mellifera.


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