Talking with Trees – artist walk
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Talking with Trees – artist walk ended on Saturday 8 May 2021.
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26 June –25 July 2021 — Special trail through the Gardens
Embark on an adventure trail filled with nature, science and history! Come face to face with Australia's prehistoric past by immersing yourself in the Gardens newest Megafauna trail – the first of its kind in Australia.
Take a locative media walkshop around the Gardens with Canberra interdisciplinary artist Dr Tracey Benson. This walk is in conjunction with Tracey’s exhibition at the Visitor Centre Gallery and focuses on walking and connecting to the trees at the Gardens.
Bring your smartphone or tablet to make an ‘art response’ by taking some photos or an audio recording or pencil and paper for drawing or tree rubbings. Participants are also invited to include their contribution on an online map about the project.
Talking with Trees exhibition explores the importance of connecting to green spaces through the rich variety of plants at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. By focusing on the rich history of the Gardens’ plants collection and the relationship between connecting to nature and wellbeing, the artist seeks to highlight the role of the Gardens as a place of reflection and discovery. The project coincides with Canberra Tree Week and will also be featured as part of the international Urban Tree Festival based in the UK.
Bookings essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Gallery before embarking on the walkshop.
Saturday 8 May, 10.30 am –12.30 pm
Meet at the Visitor Centre Gallery before embarking on the walkshop