19 DEC 2020 – 18 APR 2021

We are excited and grateful that our artwork is going to be a part of the Triennial!

The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time. Featuring major new commissions and recent works that span geography, perspective and genre, the exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners.


the opening performance of Supershow – October 3

Opening October 3,  5-10pm at PDC Design Gallery in L.A.!

SUPERSHOW by Fallen Fruit ( David Allen Burns and Austin Young) opens October 3 – Feb 23 and consists of materials (such as textiles, chinaware, framed prints and refinished vintage furniture) from recently commissioned artworks.

FRUIT COCKTAIL: Opening performance artworks “Fruit Cocktail” and “Interpretive Banana” will feature Love Connie aka John Cantwell, Lou Becker Moises, Josue Michel , Ridge Gallagher, and more!

Free public events will occur throughout the show, such as a fruit tree adoption and an opening night performance, Fruit Cocktail.

PDC | Pacific Design Center Design Gallery, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; opening reception: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5-10 p.m.; through Feb. 23;








Fallen Fruit Magazine at the V&A -Monday, 27 – Friday, 31 May 2019

Make a collaborative magazine with artists David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit using collage making and storytelling. Everyone is welcome. At the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Imagination Station: May Half-Term 2019

Join us for free making and performance activities this half-term, inspired by the exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

  • Monday, 27 – Friday, 31 May 2019

  • The John Madejski Garden


Fallen Fruit Magazine: San Bernardino Edition

Fallen Fruit Magazine by Fallen Fruit

DOWNLOAD Fallen Fruit Magazine, San Bernardino Edition, HERE

The zine workshops will result in the creation of a Fallen Fruit San Bernardino Magazine, celebrating our countywide community! Printmaker David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit along with guest artist Uncle Bacon (a.k.a. Bob Hurton) and Inlandia Poet Laureate, Nikia Chaney help guide participants through collage, illustrations and short written text. The final document is an electronic PDF available free for download.

See more about San Bernardino projects HERE

The Endless Orchard events included a public fruit tree adoption at the Feldheym Library, and a “plant the perimeter” event at the Garcia Center for the Arts. What if instead of going to the grocery store for an apple, you just walked outside your door? Fallen Fruit helps the community to create a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. Neighbors adopt fruit trees and plant them next to the sidewalk to share with the community.  Participants sign an adoption form, agreeing to care for and share the fruit tree. Trees are mapped on the San Bernardino Endless Orchard Map- where anyone can map, plant and share fruit. The anchor of this map will be 12 trees planted on the grounds of the Garcia Center for the Arts.


Fallen Fruit at Jackson Fine Art

Jackson Fine Art

We are happy to announce we are offering selected Fallen Fruit artworks at Jackson Fine Art!

plus – Look for our upcoming exhibition in April, 2019

Jackson Fine Art
3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

Tel 404.233.3739
Fax 404.233.1205


Lower 9 Fruit Park Opening Celebration

Come celebrate our LOWER 9 FRUIT PARK in New Orleans
June 30, 9–11!  
As part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” we facilitated the planting of 300 fruit trees across New Orleans, including fruit tree parks in the Lower 9th Ward and Gentilly. On June 30, 9–11 am, we welcome you to celebrate the project with the artists, David Burns and Austin Young. Reverend Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church gives a blessing, and following the ceremony, guests can tie-dye and take home bandanas featuring maps of New Orleans’ new public fruit trees.
Meet us at Fallen Fruit’s fruit tree park in the Lower 9th Ward near the intersection of Florida and Caffin Avenues in New Orleans.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP and share with your friends on Facebook.

Art + Design: Open-air Market Oct. 15th

come check out our Fallen fruit Pop-up store:


Fruit Tree Care 101- June 17th and 18th

Fruit tree care 101
Tree care. It’s important. Knowing which professional you should hire for Roanoke tree services. Being able to look out for signs of disease. Learning how to feed your trees properly. These are all important and we discuss them all in today’s article.

People often move into houses or areas with fully grown trees already in their garden. Trees can take up to 40 years to reach a decent size so if you have a big tree on your property, it’s more than likely it’s 100+ years old! However, just because they’ve been around for a long time doesn’t mean they don’t need caring for. It’s vital to keep caring for the trees, checking for diseases and getting someone like Mr Tree Service to trim them to keep them healthy. Without this level of attention, the could end up dying or damaging your property.

Trees, especially big ones, can easily be damaged in a storm, they can get diseased, and they can have dead branches on them. Sometimes if you have a number of trees in a small area, you need to get tree service removal san diego to remove a few of the diseased or dying trees to help improve the health of the group. This way, more nutrients are available for them in the soil.

With all this being said, not many people know how to care for trees, especially fruit trees. This is why we’re trying to improve people’s knowledge so they know what to do if their trees begin to look unhealthy.

Want to learn the basics of how to keep your fruit trees happy, healthy and producing delicious fruit? Join us for a weekend intensive on fruit tree care at Stoneview Nature Center from 11:00 – 2:00(?) on Saturday and Sunday June 17 & 18.

On Saturday you will learn:
– How to read your tree
– How to feed your tree (when to apply fertilizers and what fertilizers to apply)
– How to optimize fruit production

On Sunday you will learn:
– The specifics of citrus tree care
– The specifics of avocado tree care

Come to one or both workshops!

Snacks and water provided.


Sweet and Sour! at Stoneview Nature Center

Sweet & Sour!! June 4th!
Fallen Fruit present our Fermentation Station at Stoneview Nature Center!

Fallen Fruit Sodas — With your help, we will be creating custom flavored fruit syrup to make fermented sodas. These are all natural, low sugar and totally delicious. Everyone can participate, big kids, little kids, moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, friends and more. Flavors will include raspberry, meyerlemon with basil, watermelon and more combinations we get to create together!
Everyone will get at least one bottle of soda to take home.

Fruit Pickles!! — We all love pickles — Summertime crunchy, yummy cucumber pickles. Cukes are a fruit!! But we can pickle more than that. Okra (is a a fruit!). Apples, Zucchini, Watermelon rinds, and more. Use your imagination and build your own pickle jar. We will make the brine and you will have delicious pickles to share with your family in friends within 1-2 days! They will keep in the fridge all summer and these pickles made perfectly, with love.

Stoneview Family Photos- Neighbor’s of Stoneview Nature Center: The artists need your help to complete the artwork for the park. They are looking for family photographs from the neighborhood from the 1950’s to present. Photos will go into the community building or exist in an online archive of the Blair Hills neighborhood.

Public Chandeliers- Chandeliers are being created from spoons, and forks and butter knives, kitchen utensils, etc from family homes in the area. Bring stray utensils to be a part of the project!

*free to the public


Fruit Tree Pruning Workshops @ Del Aire Public Fruit Park

April 1st at Fallen Fruit’s Del Aire Public Fruit Park.

Join Us! Let’s take care of the fruit trees we planted for everyone to share!
Sign up HERE.


Block After Block, at Wexner Center

by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)

our art installation on view at Wexner Center for the Arts.
March 18th through May 7th, 2017

“See our lower lobby transformed by Fallen Fruit, a multidisciplinary collaborative project led by David Burns and Austin Young. Part of a suite of related works in Columbus, their site-specific installation in our lower lobby integrates custom wallpaper Melbourne inspired by the botany of central Ohio, a selection of found photographs from library archives, and plates and frames sourced from local vintage and antique stores. Influenced by their research on Columbus’s neighborhoods and their enduring interest in private and public spaces, Fallen Fruit correlates rich histories embedded in our communities to the heritage and histories of domestic objects. The installation coincides with Fallen Fruit’s public fruit parks in Columbus’s Weinland Park and South Side neighborhoods.” – Wexner Center for the Arts

The art installation includes “Columbus Wallpaper” by Fallen Fruit
and found photographs courtesy of Ohio History Connection and The Library of Congress.

When we researched the archives of the Library of Congress for images about Weinland Park and the South Side we discovered something unexpected. There are dozens of hi-resolution photographs of abandoned houses. Pictures of houses that had once depicted a kind of notable and pride filled 20th century American neighborhood maybe a generation prior. In the historical archive images every one of the houses are boarded up, shut down and abandoned. There are many broken windows and un-kept gardens are common in what have become “archive images” that are now part of a “lost history” about the neighborhoods that we are currently working in Columbus, Ohio.

What is more unusual about this unexpected discovery is that in the Ohio History Connection archives we were fascinated by two two image archives from Godman Guild and the South Side summer camp activities. They are photographed in the same era as that of the abandoned houses. However, these other two archives separated into two folders organized by race and titled “Black” and “White.”

Check out this time-lapse of our team installing pictures and custom wallpaper in the Wex lobby!

1871 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Fallen Fruit’s projects in Columbus are produced in close collaboration with The City of Columbus, The Ohio State University Extension, Community Housing Network, Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, The Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Association, Wagenbrenner Properties, the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Funding is provided by the City of Columbus, The Columbus Foundation, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.,
Scotts Miracle–Gro
and the Shackelford Family Foundation.


The Future is Amazing!

Happy New Year!

To family and friends and EVERYONE who has made this past year wonderful….We wish you all the abundance and beauty that life can provide to you in 2017.


The Future is Amazing!


With love,

Austin and David, and The Fallen Fruit Team

This year, join us in making The Endless Orchard! A fruit sharing app, and a living, edible, collaboration with the public – it will be the largest, sweetest,  and most generous artwork ever made! Celebrate our  ‘Monument to Sharing’  with us at the LASHP in early 2017.  above: a screen grab from our upcoming ‘Endless Orchard App.’

Join us in making 2 fruit parks and an exhibition with the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Sign up to volunteer for the community fruit tree plantings HERE.

The Endless Orchard in Buffalo NY .

The Stoneview Nature Center will open for everyone to enjoy! Come hang out there with us! opens early spring in Baldwin Hills in early 2017.

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans with Pelican Bomb,  A Studio in the Woods, and Tulane University starting in 2017 and a solo exhibition project opening in 2018.

Help support our ongoing work and The Endless Orchard:  We are excited to edition new Fallen Fruit items for sale!  Visit our ONLINE STORE.

“The Practices of Every Day Life” by Fallen Fruit is on view in Proof on Main at 21c, Louisville  

Visit the group show, “By the People”, currently on view at Cooper Hewitt  Smithsonian Design Museum.










Fallen Fruit Artist Talk

Join us for an artist talk!
November 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
get tickets here: Portland Art Museum



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Please join the Bronx River Art Center at the temporary gallery at WHEDco’s Bronx Music Heritage Center

Harvest/Haerfest focuses on reaping (harvesting) the “fruits” (including vegetables and fish) of our labor over a growing season, and offers an opportunity to join forces with creative artists to encourage and celebrate the commitment of Bronxites to the value of healthy food and the diverse cultures in the Bronx that influences our awarenesses.

On view October 23rd – November 20th, 2015
at the Bronx Music Heritage Center at 1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY.

As part of the exhibition, Fallen Fruit will plant fruit trees to create the first Urban Fruit Trails in the Bronx !

Featured Artists:
Fallen Fruit, Linda Adele Goodine, Hyonok Kim, Yelaine Rodriguez and Bill Santen
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More about the exhibitions series:
This exhibition series is designed to shine light on the fact that although The Bronx is at the heart of New York City’s food system (the Bronx Terminal Produce Market supplies fruits and vegetables to supermarkets and restaurants across the city, feeding millions of its inhabitants), ironically, many parts of the borough are identified as “food deserts.” This paradox engenders questions that this exhibition series seeks to answer: How are Bronx residents affected by the available food choices? What are the challenges for a 21st-century city to feed all of its population? How are ideas of sustainability, livability and healthy environments being explored in our borough; and how should they be implemented for the future health and well-being of our community? What roles can artists, community organizations and local activists play within these scenarios? Be it through healthy eating, programmes for fitness (varying from rishikesh yoga teacher training india provides or through more heavily involved exercise) or other means? The conceptual framework of Food: Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities addresses these questions in order to identify inspiring and achievable solutions through the cross-fertilization of artists with our community’s diverse groups of inhabitants, and within its specific and distinctive landscape.

About the Bronx River Art Center:
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a culturally diverse, multi-arts, non-profit organization that provides a forum for community, artists, and youth to transform creativity into vision. Our Education, Exhibitions, and Presenting Programs cultivate leadership in an urban environment and stewardship of our natural resource, the Bronx River. For more information visit

This project is supported in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and The New York State Legislature. Related education and public programs are supported, in part, by Con Edison, the 42nd Street Development Corporation, the New Yankee Stadium Community Development Program and the generosity of our patrons.

The Bronx River Art Center expresses its appreciation for the support of The City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council members Ritchie Torres, Andy King and members of the Council’s Bronx Delegation.


Urban Fruit Trails PDX

Join us! It’s free to participate!
fallen fruit caldera
Welcome to the Urban Fruit Trail
Urban Fruit Trails are a network of walking trails, populated with fruit trees and planted, tended, and harvested by the public. With your collaboration, we will make the largest public artwork in the world.

The Urban Fruit Trail is presented by Caldera and created by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). Fruit trees are planted next to the sidewalk in front of private homes, schools, businesses and community gardens, so that branches will grow into public space and be within easy reach. Caldera youth, their families, Caldera’s Arts Partner middle schools, along with the greater community of Portland are encouraged to celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails through an interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. Trees will be mapped on the URBAN FRUIT TRAILS map where you can share fruit, read stories, view art,and look at videos inspired by the fruit trees, community, and family.

Partners include: Portland Fruit Tree Project, Friends of Trees, Portland Art Museum, Root Pouch, Concordia University, Open School North, and Peninsula School.

Fallen Fruit urban fruit trails

Portland’s Urban Fruit Trail will become part of Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard, which is a collection of interactive online maps from around the world of fruit trails. Individual fruit trees are geo-tagged for anyone to digitally view art, read stories, and look at videos inspired by the apple trees.

To include your fruit tree in URBAN FRUIT TRAILS:

Plant your tree next to the sidewalk so that branches will go into public space and be within easy reach. Plant it today if possible.

Map the tree. And/or map a tree that you already have that is accessible to the public. Check “YES I want to be part of the online map” when you fill out your name, and the tree’s new address along with the tree type and variety on the Urban Fruit Trail sign up at the adoption table.

Once the tree is planted
, send us a photo of the planting or newly planted, the date of the plant and if you like, a very short story about the tree planting or celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails. Stories and photos will go on the interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. If you did not give your information on the day of pick-up and you want to be included on the Endless Orchard online map or if there is an update to the tree’s location, please send the new information to:

View your tree and share your fruit on the Urban Fruit Trail! in a few years when fruit trees get bigger and produce 100’s of pounds of fruit, there’ll be plenty to share!

About Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects, site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. Share your fruit, change the world!

About Caldera

Caldera is a nonprofit organization that supports youth with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts and nature programming, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to adult artists. Caldera provides year-round youth mentoring through 12 Arts Partner middle schools (six in Portland and six Central Oregon), high school programming, and summer camp at its Arts Center on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. More information at



Coming by June 1st.

We’ll launch the premiere issue of FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE!

You can order a beautiful perfect bound copy or a downloadable PDF by June 1st!
Our new public project which becomes a magazine! For our first issue, !ESTAS COMO MANGO! we worked with OPC and the people of Puerto Vallarta.


Fallen Fruit Magazine
Fallen Fruit Magazine is a public participatory project is created for different cities in the world with the support of an art or cultural institution. The subject matter and themes honor the history and narratives for the places and cultures from which the work is created. For example, the historic mango plantations of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico or the native apple trees of Manhattan in New York City. The majority of texts and images are collected by public engagement through group collage making, interviews and story telling and local historians and cultural leaders are also invited to contribute to the publication. Collectively, the magazine captures a “story of place-making” in a contemporary ‘zine.


Park To Playa- Public Fruit Tree Adoption

A Fallen Fruit Project sponsored by
MRCA and the Office of Supervisor
Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Join us!!  On Saturday, February 7th from 12pm to 2pm at Rueben Ingold Park at 4500 Mt. Vernon Drive for a Public Fruit Tree Adoption and blessing of the Park-To-Playa Trailheads.  There is no charge and anyone can adopt a fruit tree and plant it as a symbol of abundance and generosity for the community.  There are over 100 fruit trees available and are available on a first-come basis.

This project is about celebrating public space & community resources.  These fruit trees are for sharing; by planting your adopted fruit tree in a public location or on the edge of private property and sidewalks or alleyways, organic fresh fruit will become available to the community for generations to come. Share your fruit and change the world!  become part of the “Urban Fruit Trails and Endless Orchard”

Post pictures of your new tree’s growth, blossoms, fruit, harvest and friends.  Send them to us: info @ . Use #FallenFruit   #PublicFruitTreeAdoption  #urbanfruittrails and #ParkToPlaya to be a part of the project online.

Type of fruit trees for this event include:

Apple, Apricot, Aprium, Fig, Nectarine, Pomegranate,

Peach, Plum, Pluot and Persimmon.

RSVP by email to: info at

with the subject line “Fruit Tree”

For more information on Park To Playa visit here


The Park to Playa Trail will be a 13 mile trail network connecting the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. Efforts are underway to create a seamless pedestrian and bike connection starting with the Stocker Corridor on the east, connecting to Ruben Ingold Park, Norman O. Houston Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, among other destinations. The Stocker Corridor segment of the project will include an Urban Fruit Trailhead that will offer seasonal public fruit. Construction is expected to begin on this segment of the trail in February. When complete, the Park to Playa Trail will be Los Angeles County’s first urban regional trail.

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Fruitique with us! Last 2 days!

Fallen Fruit FruitiqueDear Fruit Friends,


After an incredible 323 days, featuring over 50 artists and more than 150 works of art, the LA 2050 Arts:REstore LA & Hammer Museum installment of Fallen Fruit’s Fruitique! is coming to a close.


We would like to thank Allison Agsten, Gloria Gerace, Sarah Stiffler and the entire Hammer Museum for the opportunity and on-going support.  Also Steve Sans, UCLA Student Association Westwood Village, Topa Property Mgmt, and everyone who helped make our first Fruitique! a success.


Please come by on Friday, September 19th or Saturday, September 20th from 11-7pm, and have a fresh squeezed mimosa to toast our final days in Westwood, before we move on. All items will be discounted 25%.

Fallen Fruit’s Fruitique! is an on-going, collaborative, art installation that combines hand-picked vintage items with contemporary fine art and every-day objects that use fruit as a theme.  Keep your eyes peeled for another installment in a new city soon!


With Love and Fruit,

David and Austin and The Fallen Fruit Team

Fallen Fruit’s Fruitique  (online here)
10920 Kinross Avenue @ Gayley in Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA 90029
*parking is $3 at the Hammer Museum around the corner.


GOMA Talks Harvest | Thurs 17 July


6.30–7.30pm (1:30 AM PST)
Thursday 17 July
Cinema A, GOMA
Free, no bookings required
Food can express our identities and cultivate communities, but how does it really shape who we are?

Join ABC Radio National’s Weekend Arts host Sarah Kanowski and guests as they discuss how food has played a vital role in shaping cultural identities.

Held in conjunction with ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ at GOMA until 21 September.

Missed a past GOMA Talks session?
Catch up online on QAGOMA TV.


Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
LA-Based artist collective and exhibiting ‘Harvest’ artists
Joining the session live via Skype
Dr Diane Kirkby
Reader in History, La Trobe University
Joanna Savill
Editor, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
Paul West
Chef and host of River Cottage Australia

take a tour of Pineapple Express! at QAGOMA HERE.


Submit your art! Fallen Fruit and WonderRoot Public Atlas project!


Fallen Fruit and WonderRoot invite everyone to share  a story and art! Write , draw, photograph or paint!  Fallen Fruit will create a map marking the locations of each artist’s work. PUBLIC ATLAS will be on view Sunday, October 20th  in Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown in Atlanta  where participants from all over the city can collect images and stories at specific sites throughout the neighborhood to create their own artbook: PUBLIC ATLAS- by Everyone who participates.

The PUBLIC ATLAS is in association with the exhibition Fallen Fruit of Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, October 19th-December 14th, 2013. Follow the link for the more information about the opening of Fallen Fruit of Atlanta and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.


Works will be small 4”x5” in area size and may include; drawing, painting, text, photography, performance scripts, meditations, etc. Email us a pdf or jpg of your art.   If you are inspired to participate in a way that is within the context of the PUBLIC ATLAS but not able to exist on a small page, email us and we will figure it out.

RSVP to by October 10.  You will have an additional 5 days to create your piece for the project.

 Fallen Fruit and WonderRoot Public Atlas project

Fallen Fruit and WonderRoot Public Atlas project


Sunday October 20th from 3-5pm, the streets of Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown will become the sites where everyone can collect stories and compile their own Atlas.[1] Depending on the route you take and the connections you make, the pages in your Atlas will be unique and create your own personal field guide for future explorations.