Botanica Lumina - Plant Notes: Artist Workshop

Thu Sep 16 2021 at 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Schomburgk Pavilion - Adelaide Botanic Garden | Adelaide

Adelaide Botanic Garden
Publisher/HostAdelaide Botanic Garden
Botanica Lumina - Plant Notes: Artist Workshop Join renowned visual artists for a fascinating and interactive art experience in the Garden, as part of the Botanica Lumina program.
About this Event

As the moon rises, make your way to the heart of Adelaide Botanic Garden and be part of a fascinating and interactive art experience.

Renowned local visual artists, Laura Wills and Louise Flaherty, have created a series of new artworks in response to their research at the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre for The Guildhouse Collections Project.

The Collections Project is a collaboration between Guildhouse and South Australian institutions where artists are given the opportunity to research rich collections and share their findings in a unique, artistic way.

Their exquisite, botanically-themed works investigate the personal and environmental effects of losing vulnerable flora from the South Australian landscape.

At the event, start your journey by listening to their new and mesmerising sound work on your own device and headphones, made with Belinda Gehlert and Naomi Keyte.

Following that, take part in a short clay paint workshop and make your own mark on an evolving, ephemeral artwork. Be inspired by the sounds, smells and sights of the night time garden that surrounds you.

To conclude the event, ticket holders will move inside the historical and beautiful Santos Museum of Economic Botany to hear from artists Laura and Louise in an artists’ talk. You will learn how the artists’ time at Adelaide Botanic Garden influenced their work.

While in the museum, you will have the opportunity to explore the art and discover the botanical curiosities held within.

Tickets – $25 each.

When – Thursday 16 September, 6pm

Duration – 90mins

Age – This Talk is suitable for all ages and children will also require a paid ticket as well as their own listening device.

Where – Meet at Schomburgk Pavilion in Adelaide Botanic Garden, entry and exit to the Garden is Via Friends’ Gate on Plane Tree Drive only. The event includes some walking and outdoor activity.

Parking - Parking is available on Plane Tree Drive near the Friends’ Gate

What to bring - Each participant is asked to please bring a smart phone/device connected to the internet and earphones to listen to the sound work, which lasts for approx. 15-20 minutes. (Unfortunately free wi-fi is not available at the event.)

This event is held both indoors and outdoors and will go ahead even if wet so please bring your umbrellas, jackets and sturdy shoes if wet weather is forecast.

Food and Beverage - Refreshments are not available at this event. Patrons are encouraged to visit the many restaurants nearby in the city’s East End before or after Plant Notes.

Accessibility - The event includes some standing, walking and outdoor activity, and is both indoors and outdoors. All locations have wheelchair access, however patrons are advised that some activity takes place on a combination of sealed paths, grass and undulating surfaces.

Refund Policy - Refunds are not available for change of mind. Refunds will only apply if the event is cancelled or if it is postponed and rescheduled and you are not available to attend the rescheduled event.

COVID-19 information

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.

We are mindful of concerns surrounding COVID-19 and are following all federal and state government policy and directives. We are closely monitoring updates through SA Health and the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

In response we are implementing some COVID-safe protocols and ask you to please remember to:

  • Use the QR Code to check-in when you arrive at the Artist Talk
  • Maintain 1.5m social distance between groups – there is plenty of room for social distancing in the venue.
  • Practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available.
  • Wearing of face masks is welcome.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath), please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.

Plant Notes by Laura Wills and Louise Flaherty is presented by The Guildhouse Collections Project with The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia, at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. Showing from 15 August – 31 October 2021.

The exhibition is accompanied by sound work from Belinda Gehlert and Naomi Keyte. The development of the sound piece has been made possible through Australia Council for the Arts Adapt relief funding.

The Botanica Lumina program is proudly supported by Major Sponsor SA Power Networks.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Schomburgk Pavilion - Adelaide Botanic Garden, Enter via the Friends' Gate, Adelaide, Australia


AUD 25.00

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