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28 May — 28 May

10:00 am — 3:00 pm



Donna Davis ‘When a Tree Falls’ Field & Studio Workshop

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

Donna Davis, Would You Love Me More, (Video still), 2021, 2 channel video installation. Image courtesy of the artist.

Join Artist Donna Davis When a Tree Falls and Prof. Darren Crayn, Director of the Australian Tropical Herbarium, for a day exploring the intersections between art and science.

9:45am: Meet at NorthSite Contemporary Arts for a 10am start – Bulmba-ja 96 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Stage 1: In the field / The Esplanade
Professor Darren Crayn will start off with a brief presentation, explaining the role and work of the Australian Tropical Herbarium in understanding the tropical north’s amazing biodiversity. Participants will then step into the great outdoors to explore nearby parklands, taking time to examine the diversity of plant forms and learn the intimate details of plant sexuality.
We can’t pick the flowers from these public parklands, but participants will record their observations of flora found during the field survey on their phones or mobile devices. We’ll discuss with participants the information that needs to be recorded for plant identification (1-1.5 hours).

Stage 2: Break for lunch
Lunch menus will be provided to participants after registration.
* Lunch is included in the cost of the program

Stage 3: In the Studio at NorthSite
In the studio will be a hands-on workshop showing how environmental data can be explored artistically and used as an entry point for inspiration in the creative process. The art making activities will focus on drawing and print based works, and could make use of specimens collected by participants in the Australian Tropical Herbarium tour taking place on the 19th May.

Participants to bring: Hat, Sunscreen, Water, Mobile Phone or Mobile device (avid photographers can bring cameras and tripods)

Follow the Eventbrite link below to book your ticket. Places are limited.


28th May 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
07 4050 9498
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
07 4050 9498
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