Nancy Tingey, As above so below (detail), 2019, polyester cable sheathing on reflective acrylic sheeting, 215 x 50cm

Networks Australia
Tree Conversations
Sat 10 April – Sun 9 May 2021

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Trees are our interdependants in global and local ecosystems. They take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen for us to breathe. They are our environmental partners.
Conversations between trees and artists form the basis of this exhibition. Depicted in a variety of media, the exhibition speaks of our love and wonder for trees and forests.

Recent research has discovered the amazing way in which trees communicate with each. Subterranean networks of tree roots and symbiotic mycelium webs share nutrients and relay electrical and chemical messages between trees.

Through weaving, wrapping, crocheting, dying, and drawing 19 textile artists from the ACT and NSW explore the intricate relationship between human creativity and this secret life of trees.

Networks Australia began in 2008, links artists who are interested in exploring the social, political and environmental themes relating to nets and networking.

Featuring works by:
Christine Appleby
Rachel Develin
Wendy Dodd
Deborah Faeyrglenn
Karyn Fearnside
Susan Hey
Belinda Jessup
Dotti Le Sage
Jenny Manning
Ann McMahon
Beverly Moxon
Liz Perry
Sharon Peoples
Marli Popple
Ola Robertson
Rozalie Sherwood
Nancy Tingey
Monique Van Nieuwland
Katherine White

Reflect and heal, bushfire recovery activities | Botanic Garden
2 May 11:30am
Where: Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Deep Creek Dam Road, Batemans Bay
Cost: Free

You are invited to the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden to spend some meditative time healing in nature. Join in activities aimed at helping community members explore the impact and grief from the 2019/20 bushfires.

Bookings are essential for each activity you would like to attend (each activity has a limited number of spaces and different capacity).

11.30am – 12.30pm: Pilgrim’s walk (18+)

Join in a quiet bushwalk led by artists Bonnie Porter Greene, Penny Sadubin and Leanne Waterhouse. Participants will be invited to share thoughts of healing and regrowth as they walk through the bushfire affected country.
On return to the amphitheatre pilgrims will have an opportunity to create a collective memorial for the plant and animal life that were lost in the fires.

Book your place on the Pilgrim’s walk via Eventbrite.

12.30 – 3pm: Picnic, art, ceremony (all ages)

Participate in meditative art activities and take the opportunity to contribute to a communal art installation. Artist and celebrant Annette Tesoriero will lead a ceremony to commemorate the plant and animal life lost in the fires.
Bring your picnic rug, refreshments, quiet voice and listening ears.

Book your place for the picnic and ceremony via Eventbrite.

More information
For more information contact Coordinator Arts and Culture Indira Carmichael:
T: 4474 1061
E: Indira Carmichael

This event is led by Shoalhaven Health and Arts (SHAA) associated artists who invite visitors to participate in inclusive meditative art activities.

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.