The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things including being out and about exploring.
Habitat – “In this exhibition we will explore and celebrate Australia’s iconic, vulnerable and endangered birds and their homes.”
Print maker – Fiona Roderick
Taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is easy! Just spend 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space and tell us about the birds you see during that period. You can submit your results using the app or the web form. Every count helps and is open from 18-24 Oct this year, 2021.
Wild Edible Weeds Walk with Diego Bonetto
African olives> Olea europea sb spp cuspidata – https://www.diegobonetto.com/blog/in-season-now-african-olives
Blackberry nightshade> food Solanum_nigrum – w
Brazilian nightshade> *TOXIC Solanum_seaforthianum – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_seaforthianum
Chickweed> food+medicine Stellaria media – https://www.diegobonetto.com/blog/on-the-wonderful-chickweed-and-the-poisonous-lookalike
Cudweed> meh Helichrysum_luteoalbum – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helichrysum_luteoalbum
Dandelion> food+medicine Taraxacum officinale – https://www.diegobonetto.com/blog/5-recipes-for-your-dandelion-weeds
Farmer’s friend> food+medicine Bidens_pilosa – https://www.diegobonetto.com/blog/farmers-friend-nutritious-medicinal-plant-in-garden
Flatweed> food Hypochaeris spp – http://www.db.weedyconnection.com/catsear/
Fleabane> insect repellant Conyza canadensis – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erigeron_canadensis
Mulberry> food Morus spp. – https://www.diegobonetto.com/blog/mmmm-moorish-mulberries-how-to-take-advantage-of-the-seasonal-bonanza
Peppercress> condiment Lepidium_virginicum – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidium_virginicum
Prickly lettuce> food+medicine Lactuca_serriola – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactuca_serriola
Scotch thistle/perennial thistle> food cirsium-vulgare – http://www.db.weedyconnection.com/perennial-thistle-cirsium-vulgare/
Scurvy weed> food Commelina_cyanea – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commelina_cyanea
Sowthistle> food Sonchus spp – https://www.diegobonetto.com/blog/how-to-identify-and-use-sowthistle-the-perfect-edible-weed
Wood sorrel> food oxalis – http://www.db.weedyconnection.com/olaxis/
Someone asked about other workshops I offer like the upcoming Seaside edibles workshop, please look at this link for details and bookings.
Two good books:
Adam Grubb and Annie Raser-Rowland:
My extensive book with over 40 species detailed will be out next year.
It will be called Eat Weeds, keep an eye out!
A good forum to identify plants is on facebook
if you have any questions and images please share them on social media>
Facebook> Wild Stories
The original edition of ‘Old Korea’ first came out in 1946, and the first Korean-language edition translated by Song Young-dal, professor emeritus at the University of East Carolina, was published in 2006. He also worked to reissue the latest supplemented Korean version. ‘Old Korea’ gave Western readers a look at Korea’s culture and customs during the peninsula’s colonial period under Japan, with vivid water painting illustrations by Keith.
The senior curator of Asian art at the NGV Wayne Crothers and the President of the Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) Jackie Menzies.
Hall’s latest work, who goes here?, focuses on the stories of 300 individuals from the tens of thousands of convicts, immigrants, asylum inmates and officials who passed through the Hyde Park Barracks between 1819 and 1887 and looks at how place shapes our sense of belonging and identity.
Fountain Court exhibition space at NSW Parliament
Some of the works currently on exhibition included a permanent, rotating exhibition of Aboriginal works drawn from public and private art galleries and collections and from artists themselves.
The Queen’s Album exhibition explores the unique story of an album of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria in 1882 on behalf of the people of the Colony of New South Wales. Designed to promote NSW as a desirable place, the album was composed of 64 images of sites and scenes around the State. This included the Botanic Gardens and Australian Museum in Sydney, as well as images from developing regions such as Newcastle and the Blue Mountains.
Book Launch | ‘Girl on the Ward’ Kim Hodges
Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918 explores how the people of Strathfield and Homebush participated in the events of WW1 on the battlefront and at home.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Sydney
Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger explores the world of plants and evolution through an exhibition of photographs, video and sculpture.
Using the microscopic image Lea examines the connections between art and science, creating awareness surrounding the alterations we make in nature to transform the flora and social, ethical, and cultural values in society.
Beyond Sight is an exhibition that initiates a dialogue surrounding Climate Change, the Anthropocene and the evolutionary impact this time will have on life on this planet.
More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings on permanent public display. The selected works range from the 1790s to today. The exhibition features portraits of the extraordinary and the everyday, rare and recent views of Sydney and the harbour, suburban streetscapes and burgeoning rural townscapes.
Marking its 10th year, the Photos1440 exhibition returns to the Library with a look back over the past decade of key events and moments captured through the lens of Sydney Morning Herald photographers. The exhibition features more than 200 images including award-winning photography from the Herald’s chief photographer Nick Moir and Gold Walkley winner Kate Geraghty.
From the wreckage of the MH17 plane crash strewn amongst sunflowers to a poignant frame of Newmarch House resident Alice Bacon, who was the 100th COVID-19 victim in Australia, experience a tribute to photojournalism that has the power to inspire, to educate and to form opinion.
Minhwa features vibrant colours and unique spatial compositions, and varies in type according to the location and purpose of the decoration such as the Hwacho Yeongmodo(paintings of flowers birds and animals) which were used for wedding ceremonies to celebrate the success of the wedding, the Chaekkori(paintings of books and stationary) conveying the wishes of scholars in their quest to gain more knowledge and wisdom, and the paintings of Magpies and Tigers which were hung on the main door on the first day of the new year.
ITALY RECOLLECTED Kerry Thomas at Stanmore Gallery
This 48-hectare nature reserve protects rare remnant forest and wetland habitats that collectively support over 240 native plant species and over 200 native bird and animal species. The Reserve also preserves a rare example of a complete estuarine zonal succession – a gradation of mud ats, mangrove forest, saltmarsh meadows, Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest and Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest is revealed as the land slopes upwards from the Parramatta River.
The nature reserve was once part of a large armament depot that was managed by the Australian Department of Defence until its closure in 2000. Explosives storehouses, laboratories, roads and rail were constructed across the depot throughout its 100-year history, and undergrowth in remnant forest was controlled to reduce re risk.
Now, the remaining lands of the armament depot are listed on
the NSW State Heritage Register (as Newington Armament Depot and Nature Reserve) due to their natural and cultural signi cance. The remnant wetlands and forest are protected and conserved
as a nature reserve under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife
Act 1974. Access into the Reserve continues to be restricted to prevent disturbance of sensitive wildlife and trampling of critically endangered vegetation, prevent introduction of pests and disease, and enable natural regeneration of previously disturbed areas. Take this self-guided nature walk along the perimeter of Newington Nature Reserve to see and learn about these threatened species and communities.
New Beginning features new paintings from 27 Australian artists and their response to the current global pandemic situation. Artists have approached this challenge with various creative thought processes. These works hope to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and living through this challenging time.
ARTISTS: Ann Arora, Barbara Goldin, Ben Smith, Caroline Zilinsky, Claire Tozer, Colleen Stapleton, Craig Handley, Ethne Benn, Fiona Dobrijevich, Geoff Harvey, Guy Morgan, Hoim Lee, Hyun-Hee Lee, Jaedon Shin, Jenny Orchard, Keesik Chung, Maryanne Wick, Min-Woo Bang, Misim Song, Nahomi Yoshizawa, Paul Miller, Peta Hinton, Robert Bennetts, Steve Salo, Susanna Chen Chow, Tim Allen, Yvonne Boag.