Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Botanicals in blue – PhotoAccess workshop ended on Saturday 31 August 2019.

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Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm — Banks Building

Join PhotoAccess and leading local photo media artist Kim Sinclair for a hands-on workshop exploring how to create striking cyanotype prints capturing your experience of the Gardens in beautiful late winter bloom.

In winter, many Australian native plants reach their peak, showing wonderful foliage and delicate flowers. Set against Canberra’s crisp blue skies and illuminated by soft mid-year light, they create a unique and intriguing landscape.

Explore capturing the atmosphere, forms and sensations of this winter environment in a one-day PhotoAccess workshop led by local cyanotype artist Kim Sinclair.

Start the day with a guided walk through the Australian National Botanic Gardens, learning about the flora and developing your response to this beautiful place.

Then, in a cosy studio, explore creating vivid prints interpreting your experience of the floral displays. You’ll learn how to make light sensitive cyanotype papers, experiment with layering leaves and other botanical materials to compose images, and compare different cyanotype techniques including two-dimensional, three-dimensional and wet prints.

Suitable for all creative souls aged 12 and over.

No photography or printing experience is necessary. The cyanotype process is completely non-toxic but please wear older clothes or bring an apron in case of splashes!

All materials and morning and afternoon tea are included. Please bring your own lunch or purchase it from the Gardens’ Pollen cafe.


Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm


Banks Building


$180 per person