Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Wayfinding on Black Mountain ended on Saturday 10 March 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo by Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 26 October, 9 November, 18 January and 15 February, Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre

Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.

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NatureArt kids club

NatureArt kids club

Last Sunday of every month – February–November, 10.00 am–12.00 noon — Banks Building

Join NatureArt Kids Club art and science adventures for an exciting exploration of nature in the gardens.

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Treasures in Timber box

Treasures in Timber exhibition and workshops

Thursday 4 October to Monday 8 October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Discover the best work of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Woodcraft Guild in the annual ACT Woodcraft Guild members’ competition and exhibition 2018.

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8 February – 10 March, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm daily — Visitor Centre Gallery

Local artist Sally Mumford shares her experiences of Black Mountain through drawings, prints and glassworks.

These beautiful works capture the form, texture and colour of the mountain’s flora, including two significant endangered communities.

“In this exhibition I have been walking and drawing Black Mountain as a way to orient myself in this place, to find my way into this country. As a relatively new resident to Canberra, getting to know the urban bushland that surrounds the city creates a sense of belonging.

“The exhibition also aims to connect people to the small gestures of nature that define landscape and place, to inspire people to cherish and care for urban bushland and highlight its beauty and wonder.”– Sally Mumford

About the artist

Sally’s love of drawing began as a small child, and she is continually inspired by the bush around her.

She has a strong connection to country, land and place, which has developed through her profession as an artist living in the bush in Central Australia and Tasmania.

With a focus on engaging with and quietly observing the environment, Sally’s practice is a sensual and physical exploration of elemental forces and how these feelings and connections create a sense of wellbeing.

Sally is about to start an honours year after completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts at ANU.

When

8 February – 10 March, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm daily

Where

Visitor Centre Gallery