The Living Stage is a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse installation and performance space. Part theatre, part garden and part growing demonstration, the work features a portable plant-lined stage amongst a corridor of suspended botanical sculptures. Created in collaboration with the local community, The Living Stage is a platform for celebrating Lorne’s vibrant and eclectic mix of flora and fauna, as well as hosting performances by local artists and musicians. The artwork brought theatre, sustainable design and gardening together to provide a tangible example of how ecological and artistic initiatives can sow the seeds of community vitalisation and environmental stewardship. At the end of the project, all plants and materials were returned to the community who helped build it. Physical structures became garden beds and community spaces, plants became food, and waste became compost.