Two of the objects I was fascinated with were seaweed albums from the 19th Century, one from Port Arthur in Tasmania, and the other from Port Philip in Victoria. There have been some exciting developments with these albums, which will be announced this weekend in The Age and possibly The Canberra Times.
|Alone with the Port Phillip Seaweed Album!|
|Being photographed at the NMA Repository by Alex for |
the upcoming Bridie Smith article for The Age
|Amanda and Kate from Education admiring my pressed seaweeds|
|The Education team at the NMA have been working hard to|
collect natural materials in preparation for the workshops
|In front is a cabinet filled with my pressed seaweeds and in the|
background are the notebooks, papers, cyanotyping materials
that have been prepared by the Team for each workshop. Awesome!
Unfortunately I will be interstate for the first week, but my good friend, Canberra sculptor and artist Mary Kayser, will be inspiring children to create an enormous collaborative seaweed collage at the Museum. I will be back for the second week to finish off the program. Children will also get to start a nature Journal that they can take home with them, and create some cyanotyping with natural materials. More information and bookings can be found here.