DUE TO THE CURRENT SA COVID RESTRICTIONS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021. WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE IN THE NEW YEAR.
The PARK LANDS PROJECT is a FREE one day art, music and citizen science meets nature festival, located in Tuthangga/ Carriageway park – Park 17 on the 22 Nov, 2020 from 12 – 4pm. Entrance from the corner of South Tce and Beaumont St, Adelaide, SA 5000
The Park Lands Project family friendly site-informed art installations, citizen science workshops plus nature walks and talks, invite the public on a micro and macro journey of discovery, to creatively explore the biodiversity significance and adaptive nature of the flora and fauna living in the Adelaide Park Lands Bush For Life sites. Paul Gazzola, project creative producer and OSCA Artistic Director
SA artists – Laura Wills, Rosina Possingham, Louise Flaherty & Belinda Gehlert, have been commissioned to create a series of multi-media and audio artworks. Their outcomes will offer new perspectives of the patterns, habitats and landscapes of the local flora and fauna, informed by local surveys and the specialist knowledge of biodiversity professionals and conservation groups. Each of the artists have involved local schools and community groups in the development of their outcomes. The one day event will also showcase the music of Naomi Keyte.
The citizen science workshops, nature walks, I-naturalist workshops, art and science talks, Butterfly walk to Park 16, plus specific Events for kids, will be hosted by Trees For Life, The Nature Conservation Society SA, Butterfly Conservation SA, Nature Play SA and invited biodiversity professionals including Jenny Deans and John Sandham.
They will provide the public an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills in monitoring, conserving and protecting native plants and animals as well as bring greater recognition to the important and at times invisible local research and nature conservation work being undertaken in the area. A Welcome to Country by Kaurna elder Michael Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien will address how Indigenous people build their empirical knowledge of the natural environment through action and stories
The Park Lands Project is a collaboration between Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, Trees For Life, Hunter Gatherings and OSCA. The project organisers acknowledge that this event takes place on Kaurna land. Its Sovereignty was Never Ceded.
This is a bike friendly, COVID-safe event and will be Auslan signed with disability access support.
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12:00 Art installations open / Music by Naomi Keyte
12:30 Opening by the Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor & Welcome to County by Michael Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien
1 – 3:30 Family friendly events inc nature walks, citizen science workshops, I-naturalist workshops, art and science talks, a Butterfly walk to Park 16, plus specific events for kids.
3:30 Music by Naomi Keyte
Please note: A guided walk through Carriageway Park/ Tuthangga with park Ambassador Heather Nimmo will take place in the morning from 9:30 – 11am. Organised by the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association. Bookings can be made HERE.
SPECIAL EXTRA EVENT – NATURE MORNING in the PARK LANDS. THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020 from 9:30-12:30
Join Nature Conservation Society SA and Trees For Life for a NATURE MORNING in the PARK LANDS exploring the plants and animals in the South Park Lands. The 3hr event will include removing weeds from the Bush For Life site at Carriageway Park / Tuthangga (Park 17) and an introduction to citizen science to identify local plants and animals.
Where to meet: Park 17, Opposite St Andrews Hospital, South Terrace.
Limited free parking is available on South Tce & Beaumont Rd
What to bring: a hat, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, long pants, long sleeve shirt and wear sturdy footwear.
The PARK LANDS PROJECT is proudly supported by Inspiring South Australia, the City of Adelaide and the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.