Join Canberra photographer and photography tutor Wouter Van de Voorde for an intriguing four-hour photo-walk along Jerrabomberra Creek as it crosses the ACT/NSW border. Learn about this oft-overlooked landscape’s intriguing history, ecological significance and role in Canberra’s cityscape, and experiment with using your camera to capture its unique character and atmosphere.
Suitable for ages 16+. You’ll need to be able to comfortably walk for around 5 km. All levels of photography experience are very welcome.
This event is FREE but numbers are strictly limited so registration is essential. Please enrol below.
Water Walks is a PhotoAccess initiative presented by the Where You Are Festival with the support of the ACT Government.
After the walk, you’ll be invited and supported to contribute some of your Jerrabomberra Creek images to a PhotoAccess exhibition and online gallery drawing together artworks from across the Water Walks program. Participants from all three program walks will contribute their experiences, with participating writer Cameron Muir adding a linking text narrative. We may even produce an accompanying soundscape!
Installed as Water Walks in the Manuka Arts Centre gardens, as well as featured on PhotoAccess’ virtual gallery, this show will open with a gala launch on Saturday 29 August, 2-5pm, and close on Sunday 6 September at 4pm. The opening will be also be streamed live via Facebook.
Saturday 8th August, 1 – 5pm.
Meet at the roundabout at the end of Arnott St, Hume, 2620. Please arrive by 12.45pm to ensure a prompt 1pm start to the walk!
Wouter Van de Voorde grew up in Belgium and has a double master degrees in painting and printmaking from the Ghent Fine Arts Academy. In 2008 Wouter moved to Australia, where he now lives in Canberra with his wife Celia and son Felix. Wouter has been documenting his adopted home country extensively through a variety of film formats and cameras.
To find our more about Wouter and his work, check out this recent interview on American Suburb X
Cameron Muir is a Canberra-based writer and environmental historian. His essays and features have appeared in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Inside Story, Overland, The Guardian, Australian Book Review, and Best Australian Science Writing, among others. His work has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s History Awards, the Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, and the Bragg Prize for Science Writing. Cameron is co-editor with Kirsten Wehner and Jenny Newell of the forthcoming literary anthology, Living with the Anthropocene: Love, loss and hope in the face of environmental crisis (NewSouth, Oct 2020).
But please email [email protected] and we can add you to the waiting list and contact you if there are any cancellations. Alternatively, how about one of our other two walks at Weston or Sullivan’s Creek? See our event page for more!
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