Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Plantbank Residency and Weekend Workshop, May 23 + 24, 2015.

Yesterday I posted this update at the Homage to the Seed Blog : homage to the seed weblog . . .: May Plantbank Residency Workshop, 2015. which I'm reposting here at Visual Eclectica.



On Monday I commenced a 2.5 week residency at Plantbank, located at The Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan in SW Sydney.


Diversity wall at PLantbanks Foyer.

This follows an intensely rewarding residency conducted here at virtually the same time last year. The drive from Brisbane was a drawn out over three days to visit friends along the way and take in the landscape of NSW where I grew up and lived for many years. 


Saturday night stopover in Newcastle.

Yesterday was a series of lively conversations, catching up with familiar people, settling in to onsite accommodation & creating a workspace in the Plantbank Staff work area which is expansive and has wonderful natural light streaming in.


Seed-collecting shelf next to my work desk at Plantbank ... looking out to the Garden.

I managed to fit in a two hour walk in the Connections Gardens seed collecting and taking photos in the afternoon but last night by 6.30pm I was ready for a simple dinner in the Residency flat & catching a couple of TV programs, too tired to even write on my laptop.

Today was more conversations, reading material and another quick trip to find seedpods.


Sophora tomentosa found today in the Wattle Garden.


Near the staff Kitchen at Plantbank I set up a drawing table and placed a large sheet of paper, sepia ink, seed pods and twigs for drawing implements. Everyone is invited to contribute to this #BigSeedDrawing.







After a few staff had dropped by and made a start of this communal Seed drawing which will be completed by the time I leave.


Gum blossom


Gum blossoms via Instagram and Apps.


Callerya megasperma found Monday in the Garden.


From Plantbank Seed Material








Gmelina leichardtii .... found in the Gardens on Monday.



You can follow the residency through extensive posts with images on my

 FACEBOOK PAGE:  Homage to the Seed

or 




Instagram will also have some posts.





READ ABOUT THE WORKSHOP HERE:



I'm here till May 27th. Look out for the Workshop details on May 23 + 24... places left if you are local!  

MORE INFO HERE AT EVENT PAGE.

Cheerio,
       Sophie

3 comments:

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

sophie! have a splendid residency! only a trifle envious of your position there and the possibilities amongst those exotic seeds, it is so 'wild' to me, and yet a daily dose to you. i think i love seeds! i'll try and pop back regularly, this is so intriguing. n♥

Sophie Munns said...

How lovely to hear from you Tiny Woolf!

You can see lots more about this Seed residency if you visit my Homage to the Seed page at Facebook... if you like. Thanks for your kind words.,

Aren't seeds wonderful!

Velma Bolyard said...

wow--i wish i could see you in action here--