Braidwood “Wonder Walks” with Cecile Galiazzo (QPRC)

Rebus and Project Alchemy present

Braidwood “Wonder Walks”

Creative walks to reflect, create and converse through bushfire recovering properties in the Braidwood and Shoalhaven River district.

“Wonder Walks” is part of Project Alchemy, a series a cross disciplinary arts projects to build community connection across south-east Australia. The project is facilitated Canberra based Rebus Theatre and involves artists from Bega Valley Shire, Eurobodalla Shire, East Gippsland, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, and the ACT.

The resilience and regrowth of fire threatened and/or affected areas of our region have inspired this project.

“Wonder Walks” will explore the experiences and challenges of local community members through a series of creative walks in the Braidwood region

a forrest of tree trunks in various stages of recovery from bushfire

Over several months, the walks will take participants into the landscape which is being regenerated by landholders to observe nature’s regrowth since the fires of 2019/20.

There is the opportunity to engage in creative arts activities on the day, including eco-dyeing, drawing and storytelling. The purpose of these walks is to “walk and talk” with others, engaging in the wonder, quietness and unique landscapes of the Southern Tablelands.

Some creative activities on the day may include eco-dyeing, drawing, writing and sharing stories.

Participants are encouraged to just “rest and be” in the bush, with no pressure of any goal….except to feel restored and inspired.

Facilitated by Cecile Galiazzo, visual artist and curator. Her own practice has been solidly based in the landscapes of Braidwood and the Shoalhaven River region over several decades. Previously she has facilitated field study groups for local artists and ANU students and curated exhibitions from them. Her career highlights include “Artist in Residence at Bundanon” Nowra NSW, where she developed an exhibition exploring the topography of the Shoalhaven River”.

Project Alchemy is made possible thanks to funding from the Australian Government for the Black Summer Bushfire Grant Program. Rebus is also supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and the ACT Government. More about Project Alchemy here.

Brown rock formations and lush Green trees and bushes surround the banks of a River

Book now for this series of day walks in the Braidwood region.

Saturday 29th  April – Geebung, Reidsdale – Geebung SOLD OUT! – Postponed to July 15th due to weather

Saturday 13th May – Plumwood, Monga – Plumwood SOLD OUT!

Saturday 17th June – Currajuggle, Budawangs – Currajuggle SOLD OUT!

Saturday 15th July – Geebung, Reidsdale – Geebung SOLD OUT!

Saturday 16th September – Shoalhaven Gorge, Windellima – Shoalhaven SOLD OUT!

Saturday 28th October – Dog-Leg Farm, Bombay – Book for Dog-Leg Farm Now!

DATE TBC Bendoura, Ballalaba – Booking link coming soon

What you need to know:

  • Cost for the day $10 per person
  • BYO picnic lunch and water
  • Transport can be arranged if needed
  • Access to some of the properties will involve walking on dirt tracks – so please consider this in regards to you or your children’s ability to join us
  • We will aim to start our day around 10am and be home by 5
  • Places are limited to 20 and bookings are essential
an artwork made of plant pigments on paper depicting a landscape of rock and wood

Artwork by Cecile Galiazzo – plant pigments on paper