Habitat Corridors and the benefits for agriculture and the environment
The Habitat Corridors program will be an immersive science and creative interactive process aiming to build awareness around endangered species and habitats in regional NSW, focusing specifically on the Hilltops region. Funded by Inspiring Australia for National Science Week, the program is designed to appeal not only to artists and environmentalists, but also farmers, land- holders and communities in the area. We are delighted to be working with the Office of Environment and Heritage, Glideways, Landcare and Hilltops Council to deliver this project.
Learn about local threatened species including the Squirrel Glider, Superb Parrot, Scarlet Robin and the Flame Robin and their habitats during a workshop involving print making and paper dyeing. Beginning with two 6 hour creative workshops at the Old Court House in Murrumburrah, the program will culminate with a public forum at the Mechanics Institute in Harden, consisting of five speakers and addressing arts and science for change. There will also be an exhibition of the artworks produced during the two creative workshops.
The first workshop will consist of a talk with the Office of Environment and Heritage about the local and regional habitat corridors and their protection and growth. This will be followed by the print making workshops responding to the local threatened species and their habitats.
The workshops will be guided by professional textile artist Julie Ryder. “I am excited to be working on the Habitat Corridors project because it focuses on endangered species of the area and their place within our environment,” said Julie. “By looking at the symbiotic relationship between fauna and flora, we gain a more holistic view of the imbalances that are now occurring within nature. As an artist I use local vegetation as both materials and a source of inspiration to engage visually with the wider community on these important issues.”
The workshops are booked out.
The art exhibition and environment forum will be held on the 10 August from 2pm to 5 pm. If you are interested in attending or would like more information contact Southern Tablelands Arts on 02 4823 4407 or email [email protected].