The Australian Centre for Photography is running two special workshops in association with its current Plant + Human exhibition.
The exhibition, which opened on 15 February, examines the intimate connection between humans and plants and features works by Steven Cavanagh, Liss Fenwick, Phillip George, Hayley Millar-Baker, Polixeni Papapetrou, Pony Express, Merri Randell, Diana Scherer and Erica Seccombe. It is open for viewing at the ACP Project Space Gallery,
21 Foley Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 on Tuesday – Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Organised to complement the exhibition are two workshops led by artist and creator of Wild Stories, Diego Bonetto.
The first, on 23 March is a Photographic Forage tour in which Diego, with the assistance of Steven Cavanagh, will guide participants to discover the little ‘wild’ treasures of Darlinghurst popping-up from cracks in the pavements and bursting out of walls, while Steven will offer instruction on how to capture each plants distinguishing features in interesting and creative ways.
The second is titled Foraging Workshop: Wild food and Public Botany. This looks at the most common species growing in your garden, along the green belts and in parks and reserves. Participants will discover how plants have been used to enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals, craft and natural remedies, as well as safe approaches to harvesting urban and wild plants.
For more information, visit www.acp.org.au.