Sunday 8 October 2017 | 10am – 2pm
Cost – $25. Con – $20
light lunch provided
Art + Ecology
Art, Science and Cultural landscapes coming together to celebrate the River Red Gum (Euclayptus camaldulensis)
Ian Lunt – The Importance of Communication for the environment
Dr Ian Lunt is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Vegetation Ecology at the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University. After working as a researcher and lecturer for two decades, Ian now works as a freelance science and nature writer. Join Ian for a fun, interactive session about how we can all improve the effectiveness of our messages about sustainability and the environment. Ian Lunt worked for more than 25 years as a research ecologist and university lecturer. Some years ago, he turned his attention to popular writing to reach new and broader audiences. He now works as a freelance writer and focuses on two types of work: (1) stories about how science is changing what we know about nature, and (2) stories about plants and animals and the people who work to save them.
Greg Moore – Why eucalypts are his favourite species
Dr Greg Moore is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Melbourne at the Burley Campus, Greg is a botanist and ‘plant mechanic’ at the University of Melbourne with a specific interest in arboriculture. His passion for trees is centred on understanding how trees cope with their environment and appreciating the benefits trees provide in urban spaces. Although Greg professes to loving all trees, he admits to having favourites, one of his favourites is the River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) because of its resilience and longevity. Join Greg for a personal presentation on why he favours this wonderful species and why it is a tree so many people respond to in the Australian environment.
Jo Bell – Winton Wetlands and the Barmah State Forest review on River Red Gums
Jo has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Jo is qualified in Indigenous Australian prehistory and non-Indigenous historic archaeology. She has more than fifteen years professional experience in heritage management, including development and research projects. Fields of research include Australian Indigenous archaeology, Australian historic archaeology, stone artefact analysis, cultural heritage management and heritage training.
Booking is essential so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865 or book now!
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image: Penny ALGAR, studio detail, Living with Red Gum book in opened presentation box, 2017. Image, Fred Kroh.