About the series
TAC commissioned several artists to produce online content during the 2021 COVID lockdown. Originally engaged to deliver face-to-face work, the move to online content creation allowed the artists to continue producing work started prior to lockdown and provided new ways to engage with creative content. With the working title Tactok, this new series commenced with Season 2 of Chats with Mum, Chris Ryan’s acclaimed animation Series.
TAC TOK Part 2 – Food is Everywhere
Part two of Taktok offers you the opportunity to learn how to identify common edible weeds in your backyard. The series includes 5 short films by Sydney-based edible weeds advocate and wild food expert, Diego Bonetto. The episodes will be released each week via TAC’s social media channels. Diego is a forager, artist, storyteller and an expert on identifying the nutritious plants that grow under our feet that most people call ‘weeds.’ Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduces people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us. You see weeds, Diego sees food. Find out more about Diego and the work he does on his website.
Sow thistle is a common edible weed in your backyard. This pant is a much-appreciated food plant over the world. Learn how to recognize it on your lawn and use it in salads or as a green vegetable.
TAC TOK Part 1 – Chats with Mum
Another ACT Lockdown inspired Canberra Comedian Chris Ryan to return to her animation series, Chats with Mum – a laugh-out-loud peek into Ryan’s relationship with her mum Wendy, through a series of animated snippets of recorded conversations, recorded and illustrated by Ryan.
The full series can be viewed on Youtube
Chris Ryan is an MC, stand-up comedian and writer. In 2019, after seven years in comedy, she was given the title of Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival and performed overseas. When live gigs shutdown in 2020, Chris created an animated series called Chats with Mum. Her live gigs include: Sydney Comedy Festival Opening and Closing Night Gala concerts at Sydney Town Hall, opening for international comedy stars Ronny Chieng and Demetri Martin (US) at the Canberra Theatre. Tours of NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase and multiple appearances in Canberra’s Comedy Festival. Chris has worked with Tuggeranong Arts Centre for many years, delivering Tuggeranong’s Comedy Room and teaching Stand-up comedy classes.