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Program 6 - 20 November 2016

November 05, 2016

2-4 pm

Opening of Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016 and Yarra Valley Arts Small Sculpture Exhibition

The Opening of Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016 and Yarra Valley Arts Small Sculpture Exhibition will start with a welcome and smoking ceremony by Taungurung people.  Artists, friends, family and supporters will then gather in the newly re-opened Forest Discovery Centre. 

 

Venue:  Toolangi Forest Discovery Centre

Time:  2-4 pm

By Invitation 

November 06, 2016

9:00 am

Artist Residency commences

9 am Artists, assistants and volunteers attend a Site Induction.    

Artists commence work on their site-specific sculptures and installations in the existing Toolangi Sculpture Trail using materials they have sourced sustainably from the forest.

November 06, 2016

10 am and 1 pm

Primary School & Youth Education program

Local primary schools and youth groups, work with Avis Gardner building totem sculptures in the forest.   The groups also go on guided walks learning about the local flora and fauna with environmental scientist Bernie Mace. Occurs on 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16 November.

Information only.

November 08, 2016

Daily 11am 1 & 3 pm

Sculpture Trail Tours

Visitors can join a walking tour through the Sculpture Trail to watch the artists at work.

Venue - Toolangi Forest

Fitness level - moderate, good mobility

Distance -  approx 1 km

daily from 9  - 19 November

Free - but bookings preferred on weekends to avoid disappointment

November 11, 2016

Kids workshops with Don Butcher & Gould League

Family Day

Don Butcher - Invertebrates & Water bugs - 8 children max (accompanied by parent)

Gould League workshops - 15 children max (accompanied by parent)

more details on booking site

Bookings required  to avoid disappointment

November 11, 2016

10, 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm

Yarning the Web

Avis Gardner & Gidja Lee Walker will teach traditional weaving techniques of forest materials.   Weavings will be integrated into a community sculpture.

Venue:   Toolangi Forest

Free - Bookings required  

November 11, 2016

1.30 PM - Guided Convoy with Bernie Mace

Toolangi Forest Tour

Join a guided convoy (your car or 11 seats on a minibus) into the beautiful Toolangi Forest with reknown environmental scientist Bernie Mace - approx 1 1/2 hours.    Free but book your spot to avoid disappointment.

November 11, 2016

Maggie Somerville & Stephen Whiteside

Forest Music & Prose

Performance of music & poetry

11 am & 2 pm

in the Forest Discovery Centre

November 11, 2016

WOTCH - Wildlife of the Central Highlands

Spotlight Forest Tour

Night tour spotting nocturnal species 

Start 8pm at Forest Discovery Centre

bookings essential  ,,, gold coin

November 12, 2016

10, 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm

Yarning the Web

Avis Gardner & Gidja Lee Walker will teach traditional weaving techniques of forest materials.   Weavings will be integrated into a community sculpture.

Venue:   Toolangi Forest

Free - Bookings required  

November 12, 2016

Daily - Unguided

Community Sculpture (unguided)

Visitors can create new pieces from found materials and add them to the Community Sculpture during TST16 and into the foreseeable future.

Venue:  Toolangi Forest

free - no bookings needed

November 12, 2016

The Public Narratives of Multiples

Artist Talk - Marynes Avila

Time:  11 am

Venue:  Forest Discovery Centre 

Free - Bookings required  

November 12, 2016

Sculpture 'Will' - how the idea originated and developed

Artist Talk - Scott Selkirk

Time:  12.15 pm

Venue:  on the trail

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 12, 2016

Art & Place

Artist Talk - Carmel Wallace

Time:  1 pm

Venue:  Forest Discovery Centre

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

Motivation behind sculptures

Artist Talk - Jo Stone

Time:  11 pm

Venue:  start in Forest Discovery Centre  

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

11 am

Artist talk - Mike Nicholls

Venue:  onsite 

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

Daily 11am 1 & 3 pm

Sculpture Trail Tours

Visitors can join a walking tour through the Sculpture Trail to watch the artists at work.

Venue - Toolangi Forest

Fitness level - moderate, good mobility

Distance -  approx 1 km

daily from 9  - 19 November

Free - but bookings preferred on weekends to avoid disappointment

November 18, 2016

with Steve Meacher from Friends of the Leadbeater's Possum

Artist Talk - Forest Keegel

Time:  12 pm

Venue:  Outside on the trail 

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

12 pm

Artist Talk - Gay Chatfield

Venue:  Forest Discovery Centre

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

1 pm - on trail

Artist Talk - Aaron Carter

November 18, 2016

1 pm Wildlife of the Central Highlands

WOTCH presentation

Venue: Forest Discovery Centre WOTCH will give a presentation on Citizen Science and their work surveying threatened fauna species in the Toolangi State Forest. Includes Q & A.

November 18, 2016

Working in and with the Environment

Artist Talk - Brigit Heller

Time:  2 pm

Venue:  Forest Discovery Centre

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

Plant Based Sculpture practice

Artist Talk - Joanne Mott

Time:  3.00 pm

Venue:  Forest Discovery Centre 

Free - Bookings preferred  

November 18, 2016

WOTCH - Wildlife of the Central Highlands

Self Drive Spotlight Forest Tour

Night tour spotting nocturnal species 

Start 8pm  at Forest Discovery Centre  

bookings essential  ,,, gold coin

November 19, 2016

11am - 3pm

Closing Ceremony

'The First Taungurung Women' - Narrated by Aunty Lee Healey, and accompanied by the 26 students from the Toolangi Primary School through physical performance and puppetry. 

Gifting Ceremony - The Sculptures will be formally gifted to the community. The Trail will be declared Open and the audience will be invited to walk the trail, view the sculptures and meet the artists-in-residence.

Environmental Films - Screening in the Toolangi Forest Discovery Centre. Titles TBA soon!

Free No booking required

 

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