Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

Watson Road

Observatory Hill (The Rocks)

Public Programs

Public Programs

Join on of these great workshops!

Weave workshop with Amanda Farquarson on Saturday 15 May 10am-1pm

In this 3 hour intro workshop we will be learning basic bind/weave/ twine & coil weave techniques to create a small basket, mat or more sculptural piece from locally collected and prepared natural fibres, twines and curious tree elements.

Through actively engaging in nature, we have amassed a collection of gathered twigs, fronds, vines, sedges and natural textiles we will be using in creating a personal art piece to take home. Participants are welcome to bring a small special element they may wish to include in their work.

 Amanda Farquharson has a lifelong Creative Arts practice, and has developed traditional weaving skills honed over the last 15 years. She has a MA in Drawing @ UNSW AD and is an active member of Tree Veneration Society.

Tree Bark Frottage workshop with Liz Perfect on Saturday 29 May 2-5pm


Drawing & Imagination

Come and enjoy a sensory experience of the trees using touch and vision. Frottage was a technique used by surrealist Max Ernst to create his imagined landscapes – here it will be used to get closer to the life in trees.You will be taking rubbings from fabulous selected trees on Observatory Hill, then embellishing these by drawing or painting on the frottage to develop imaginative landscapes, making collages with the different patterns you have created, using sgraffito (or scratching back) to make drawings which show layers of life.You will create a series of original artworks inspired by trees.

 Liz Perfect is a practising artist and printmaker based in the Blue Mountains who has also had many years of experience as a dedicated art teacher.

 Cost $60 suitable for ages 16+, includes materials

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Bookings: 9258 0140