Join Canberra photographer and street artist Kate Matthews for an intriguing four-hour photo-walk along Sullivan’s Creek as it winds through the city’s northern suburbs. 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 Sullivan’s 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 15th August, 1-5pm.
Meet at the gravel carpark at 3 Kellaway Street, Ainslie 2602. Please plan to arrive by 12.45pm to ensure a timely 1pm start to the walk!
Kate is a local Canberra artist who was imported from Melbourne many years ago. Her artistic practice explores the pluralities within public space, with a focus on the invisible barriers to accessibility and empowerment in public realms. Photomedia based, she creates large scale montage murals and pastes them up on the street or in the gallery. Kate has exhibited internationally and across Australia, and was most recently commissioned by the ACT Legislative Assembly to create a public work.
Image credit: Self-portrait, 2020, by Kate Matthews.
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. There are a few more spots left in the at Jerrabomberra Creek walk. See our event page for more!
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