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19 May — 19 May

9:00 am — 12:00 pm



Donna Davis ‘When a Tree Falls’ Aust Tropical Herbarium Tour & Workshop

James Cook University Cairns Campus

‘Field TransPLANT…..’ Donna Davis, 2020-2021, single channel projection installation into esky, mixed media. Single channel video installation, image courtesy of the artist.

Join Stuart Worboys from the Australian Tropical Herbarium and Artist Claudine Marzik for a morning tour of Smithfield Conservation Park, the Australian Tropical Herbarium specimen collection, and an afternoon session of learning how to prepare different plant specimens, for pressing and mounting.

8.45am Meet at Moka Bar Coffee Shop for coffee and introduction
Moka Bar Coffee Shop, Building E5, James Cook University Cairns Campus, McGregor Road, Smithfield. FREE parking is available in carpark P9 (see map below).

9-12pm: Tour and Talk at Smithfield Conservation Park
Stuart Worboys from the Australian Tropical Herbarium will start off with a walk around Smithfield Conservation Park (just a short walk north of the coffee shop), discussing the significance of these forests at a national and international scale, and the role of the Australian Tropical Herbarium in understating their biodiversity.

Participants will be able to collect interesting and beautiful plant specimens from within the grounds of James Cook University, together with important environmental data, which they we will prepare later.

After the walk, participants will be shown the Australian Tropical Herbarium collection.
Stuart Worboys and artist Claudine Marzik will guide participants to prepare their plant specimens. Participants who collected specimens earlier in the day will tag, annotate, trim, arrange and press their specimens. The plants will be placed in the ATH’s drier for two weeks and used in future art/science activities.

* Attendees who also wish to participate in the Field & Workshop on the 28th of May with Prof.Darren Crayn and Donna Davis at NorthSite Contemporary Arts will be able to use these pressed specimens in the print workshop.

**It is a safety requirement that all participants where closed-shoes. COVID sign-in is mandatory.

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19th May 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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James Cook University Cairns Campus
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
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