Wayfinding on Black Mountain
This event has finished
Wayfinding on Black Mountain ended on Saturday 10 March 2018.
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11.30 am – 12.30 pm, Monday 13 August, Wednesday 15 August & Saturday 18 August — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Unpack your imagination and step back 3 billion years in time to look at the origin of all plants. Meander through the gardens with a guide and explore major events in plant evolution with living plants illustrating each step.
9.00 am – 1.00 pm, 22 Aug, 9 Sept & 16 Sept
Join local textile artist Sally Blake in a fun and creative wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshop. Learn how to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and try your new skills out on a take-home scarf using dyes from local acacias and eucalypts.
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.
8 February – 10 March, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm daily
Visitor Centre Gallery