Join Canberra photographer and curator Kirsten Wehner for an intriguing four-hour photo-walk along Weston Creek as it traces its route from Cooleman Ridge to join the Molonglo River. 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 Weston 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 Cmeron Muir adding a linking narrative. We may even produce an accompanying soundscape!
Installed as Water Walks in the Manuka Arts Centre gardens, as well as featured on PhotoAccess’ online 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 also be streamed live via Facebook.
Saturday 1st August, 1 – 5pm
Meet at the gravel carpark adjacent to North Weston Ponds, off Kirkpatrick St, Weston, 2611. Please arrive by 12.45pm to ensure a prompt 1pm start.
Kirsten Wehner is a Canberra-based photographer, curator and narrative designer with a passion for exploring and transforming people’s inter-relationships with the non-human world. Originally trained as a visual anthropologist, Kirsten has produced a wide variety of image-centred projects including collections, exhibitions, public events and online experiences. Kirsten is the Director of PhotoAccess.
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).
Hannah is the Urban Water Educator for Southern ACT Catchment Group. An environmental engineer with a passion for sustainability and water, she works closely with the ACT Government, Landcare ACT, Parkcare and Landcare groups and rural landholders to deliver a variety of environment programs. Currently, she is promoting the Healthy Waterways sites and improving understanding of stormwater pollution within the community. She loves working with people to create better outcomes for the environment and to teach people how wetlands, and rain gardens work to improve the quality of water. Hannah is also a member of Friends of Yass Gorge and a volunteer for Waterwatch in the Yass region and is currently completing her Masters of Integrated Water Management.
Registration for this event has now closed.