Nexus PopUp Gallery, Old Butter Factory Bellingen NSW
A discovery of edible delights right in your back yard.
Featuring herbs and edible flowers, these paintings and drawings are influenced by botanical art, meditation, chinese calligraphic brush painting and the artist's kitchen garden. As a keen cook, Fiona is enthusiastic about good food, possibly obsessed with food plants and on a delightful journey of discovery of edible flowers and "weeds". Connecting mindfulness, an appreciation of nature, eating well and starting where you are in your own garden, come and share the enthusiasm for edible plants embodied in this exhibition.
To further tempt you, explore the related program of free talks, film screenings and meditation sessions accompanying this exhibition.
All events are in April
Saturday 19 (Easter Saturday) - 1.30pm talk, 'Discover the World of Edible Flowers' by Jillian Cranny, edible flower expert - an introduction to the blooms that are more than decorative and surprisingly common plants.
Sunday 20 (Easter Sunday) - 1.30pm talk, artist talk by Fiona Morgan on the exhibition and how starting where you are, herbs, flowers, gardening, food, mindfullness, eating well and appreciating nature are all interrelated. Plus a demonstration of meditative drawing.
Saturday 26 (Anzac Day weekend) - 1.30pm talk 'Healing Properties and Uses of Herbs' by Damian and Laura of Chamomile Naturopathy - an enthusiastic, fun and fascinating exploration of herbs that goes beyond the culinary domain by two passionate and knowledgeable herbalists based in Bellingen.
Sunday 27 (Anzac Day weekend) - 1.30pm talk, 'Food as Medicine - Keeping the Damp at Bay' by Natalie Fitzpatrick, Acupuncturist and food-as-medicine healer - our subtropical paradise comes loaded with fungi, moulds & bacteria that thrive in our wet environment and adversely affect our health. Hear what to garden and eat to keep your immune system thriving.
Each talk will run for 15-20 minutes and will be followed by a half hour film screening of related short films. BYO cushion if you can (some cushions provided).
Meditation sessions, 'Gardening the Mind & the Art of Meditation' by Brie of Spirit Rising Yoga - a guided meditation in the exhibition space to help you clear the garden of your mind of any weeds, and explore the art that meditation is; not a set state, but a work in progress that we cultivate and develop. BYO cushion if you like (some cushions provided).
Mon 14th - 11.30-11.45am
Wed 16th - 1.30-1.45pm
Wed 23rd 11.30-11.45am
Fri 25th (Anzac Day) 1.30-1.45pm