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ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN MELBOURNE WORKSHOP: April - Saturday April 23 + Sunday April 24

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SEEDS THROUGH AN ARTIST'S LENS:

Sophie Munns is delighted to offer this fascinatingly unique Art Workshop exploring seed diversity at RBG Melbourne thanks to the support of Neville Walshe of the Victorian Conservation Seedbank & RBG Public Programs Manager Kylie Regester.

WHEN: Saturday April 23 + Sunday April 24 at Domain House.
*See the map ... near Gate F on Dallas Brooks Drive : http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/documents/MelbMap_A3_13.2.13.pdf

Arrive 9.30am to start 10am sharp - 4.30pm, both days.

BYO Lunch/nibbles. Tea & bickies will be provided. *Cafe nearby.

Bring along some favourite Art materials + perhaps a small pile of interesting papers to have on hand. A wide variety of materials will be provided for participant's use however. Optional Extras for mixed media play might include needle & thread, glue, scissors, textural material for mono-print & any simple specialised items. A journal + digital camera/smart phone will be ideal for use over the weekend workshop.

A reminder of what to bring will go out a week before the workshop!

About the workshop:
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'SEEDS THROUGH AN ARTIST’S LENS WORKSHOP’ offers you, whether highly experienced or quite new to Art, an enlivening approach for exploring a fascinating diversity of Seed material collected by the artist & stored in the Archives at the Victorian Conservation Seedbank at Melbourne RBG.

If you wish you may bring along native seed material from your local area. Neville Walshe has kindly offered to share some fascinating material & stories with the group to give an overview of work being carried out by this Seedbank program he co-ordinates.

Mixed media & paper will be provided… with exercises designed to guide and prompt wide-ranging experimentation. In no time you'll be immersed & interpreting the world of seeds with ease. Bring along a smart-phone/digital camera and journal & we’ll examine numerous processes for working visually to capture the wonders of seeds, pods and capsules.

Being in proximity to this Conservation Seedbank at the Herbarium, the Victorian node of the Australian Seedbank Partnership, will give you a unique view into the world of Seed Conservation Science... allowing you to reflect further on the land where you live & the Seed material waiting there to discover up close in your own time.

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Email any questions to sophiemunns@iinet.net.au or phone 0430 599 344 to chat in person.

$230 will cover Weekend workshop + Art Materials ~ April 23 + 24.

BOOKINGS OPEN from Dec 20th for a place in this workshop. Check REFUND notice prior to making your payment.

BE SURE TO SCROLL THROUGH THE 5 IMAGES SHOWN HERE which feature workshop images, seeds up close, the artist in her studio & a Flyer from PlantBank Sydney workshops.

Visit the artist's Instagram Gallery for wide-ranging seed-based artworks & other images.

Re REFUND ON BOOKINGS ... you will be repaid in full up until March 28th (minus $10 admin fee).

REFUND minus 30% will be paid for cancellation between March 29th & April 20th ... *last minute payment will be forfeited except in the case of an emergency situation. Please email Sophie with any queries re this.

Recent Bio:

Sophie Munns launched the Homage to the Seed project when 2010 Artist in Residence at Brisbane Botanic Garden’s 'Seeds for Life' Lab, following with a residency in Oct 2011 at KEW Millennium Seedbank in West Sussex, UK; May 2012 at the Institute for Molecular Bio-Science, UQ, Brisbane & Oct, 2012 at Cairns Botanic Gardens, Far North Queensland.

Residencies at PlantBank, Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan, NSW took place in May, 2014 & 2015 & now in January 2016. The Workshop Program "SEEDS THROUGH AN ARTIST'S LENS” was initiated at Plantbank, May, 2015 & is now being offered in varied venues & interstate locations suited to exploring Seeds & Biodiversity through Art. The artist’s work has long reflected an interest in bio-cultural diversity over several decades.

Find Sophie Munns at Instagram, her website, Facebook: Homage to the Seed page & About me/Sophie Munns for all other links.