2021

2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things including being out and about exploring.

20 October

Habitat - "In this exhibition we will explore and celebrate Australia’s iconic, vulnerable and endangered birds and their homes."

The Corner Gallery, Stanmore, Sydney.

Habitat – “In this exhibition we will explore and celebrate Australia’s iconic, vulnerable and endangered birds and their homes.”

Artists:

Photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan

Designers – Eggpicnic

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.

31 May

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation ANTaR Inner West

Backtrack Boys Movie Screening

29 May

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.

A good link for edible plants is Plant for a future

The list of bush regeneration groups in NSW

To learn more about the Cooks River, past stories and today’s management, see the Cooks River Alliance

Two good books:

Pat Collins: 

https://patcollins.com.au/Shop/All/wondrous_weeds.html

Adam Grubb and Annie Raser-Rowland: 

http://www.eatthatweed.com/

My extensive book with over 40 species detailed will be out next year.

It will be called Eat Weeds, keep an eye out!

Social Media

A good forum to identify plants is on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/255804947779277/

if you have any questions and images please share them on social media>

https://www.facebook.com/WildStories

Diego Bonetto 

Instagram> @theweedyone

Facebook> Wild Stories

http://www.diegobonetto.com

20 May

KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE Australia | BOOK CLUB

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.

Presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria

KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE Australia | 1951, THE CRITICAL YEAR OF THE KOREAN WAR

ART GALLERY of NEW SOUTH WALES

Presents current ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art

Explores how food is made, consumed and celebrated, and how the rituals of eating define our lives and times

HYDE PARK BARRACKS | SITE LINES – FIONA HALL

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.

19 May

ANZAC MEMORIAL Hyde Park NSW

14 May

PARLIAMENT of NEW SOUTH WALES

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 – NSW State Archives & Sydney Living Museums

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. 

4 May

Book Launch | ‘Girl on the Ward’ Kim Hodges

23 April

GORNER GALLERY ABUNDANCE Lynne Sung and Toni McDowell

IRONBARK GALLERY Strathfield Library

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.

3 April

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Sydney

THE NATIONAL 2021 | New Australian Art

DAVID MALANGI DAYMIRRINGU | Artist Room

MCA COLLECTION | Perspectives on Place

CONNECTED | MCA Collection

ANYWHERE BUT HERE | MCA Primavera Acquisitions

25 March

BEYOND SIGHT | Ironbark Gallery, Strathfield Library

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.

5 March

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW

PAINTINGS from the COLLECTION

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.

PHOTOS1440

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 TODAY

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.

20 February

ITALY RECOLLECTED Kerry Thomas at Stanmore Gallery

3 February

NEWINGTON NATURE RESERVE CIRCUIT | THE ARMORY

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.

29 January

EXHIBITION “NEW BEGINNING” | KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, Sydney

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.

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