Bluetts Block is a natural area on the edge of Canberra’s rapidly growing urban footprint. Located close to the upcoming Denman Prospect area, the site has been subject to a range of land uses over the years. Recently the natural values of the site, as well as the potential threats to it, have prompted many Canberrans to push for protection of the site.
On the Western Edge: Witnessing Bluetts was a long-form photographic workshop revolving around the diversely rich eucalypt ecosystem of Bluetts Block in partnership with ecologist and photographer David Wong. Over a period of seven months, participants regularly visited the site to photograph the resident animals, plants and fungi as well as the non-living things and ecological processes that shape the place.
As a collective, the workshop has worked towards an in-situ exhibition at Bluetts Block and a professionally produced photo-book showcasing the outcomes of the experience. Join us for a guerrilla style pop up exhibition on site at Bluett’s Block as an act of environmental activism.
This project is partly supported by a Eucalypt Australia Dahl Fellowship
Joel de Courcy Browne
The entrance to Bluetts Block is just past Denman Prospect, off Uriarra Rd and right next to the Stromlo Forest West Carpark. You can find us at the co-ordinates: 35º17’57.3”S 149º00’35.2”E
Kicking off at 6pm
No registration is required for this event.