Natural Connections Project
13th and 14th March 2021
A weekend workshop offering a mix of
Inspirational speakers, mindfulness meditation and creative expression through Ephemeral Art.
Natural Connections aims to restore a love for the earth and humanity by inviting us to get intimate with nature in the gardens of the Drolkar Buddhist Centre, Paraparap
Funded by the Surfcoast Shire's Arts Development Seed Fund Program
This project has been developed in response to the 'declaration of a Climate Emergency' by the Surfcoast Shire.
Our aim is to support members of our community in the development of inner peace and to learn how to re-sensitise our relationship with the planet.
Our program will offer ways to cultivate a connection with nature and promote greater emotional wellbeing as we face the difficult reality of climate change.
Our speakers will each explore different perspectives;
We are fortunate enough to be able to offer this workshop at a subsidised rate owing to the support of the Surfcoast Shire's Arts Development Seed Fund.
Ephmeral Art Page for examples and descriptions of this form of art
Media Page for Interviews and articles
The gardens at the Drolkar Buddhist center are varied and extensive, suitable for a myriad of ideas when it comes to ephemeral art, whether they are compact or grand in scale. A peaceful location to immerse youself and enjoy the creative experience.
In preparation for these workshops, I spent a few weeks on site creating the 'Under Story' a piece which imagines tree roots as visible, connecting and nurturing each other. The journey of creation has been documented by videographer Rebecca Hosking.
Here are a few snap shots taken by Rebecca of the work in progress.
The Under Story Project and video