This Sunday I'll be joining in the celebrations at the Mt Coot-tha site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens for their 40th anniversary of the commencement date. In 1870 the first Botanic Gardens were estabished in Brisbane on the riverside in the city - a glorious site in many ways but subject to damaging floods since the beginning, and, being located in the city centre expansion would have to take place on a new site it was determined some 40 years ago. Sunday commemorates the official date of commencement on the new Gardens - a lush 52 hectare site 10 minutes from the city.
A program of free events is offered to all who visit this Sunday - click on inserted details below to enlarge for reading and also click on the www.our.brisbane.com listing about this event with maps and contact details. The Library is open Sunday in the Administration building so that is well worth a look too!
I will be presenting via a brief talk and mini-exhibition stand on the Homage to the Seed project at the Envirocaf - 'Gardens and Biodiversity' at 11am by Dr Rosemary Murray. I would love to meet with you if you are in Brisbane this weekend and able to come along... in fact there will be paint, brushes, seedpods and a large cloth spread over a table so you can join me with other participants in printing and painting a large banner in homage to the seed!
Here you will also be able to find out how you can particpate throughout 2010 in the project if you are interested. More details coming soon on this weblog regarding this.
To read about a lesson offered to school students in the gardens click below to enlarge.
The Botanic Gardens here offer many programs for education to all ages through out the year. From May I will be setting up a timetable of workshops in the Gardens. Its been an astoundingly stimulating and busy two months settling in to the Residency and with a solo show coming up next month - details soon - the calendar for workshops has been organised to take that into account.
Any inquiries to sophiemunns at iinet dot net dot au . I'd love to hear from you!