Harvest by Charlotte Thodey and Friends is a wonderfully inspiring art exhibition showcasing fruit and vegetables in a most appropriate location. As J.H. Maiden, Director of the Royal Botanic Garden from 1896 - 1926 said 'In no other part of the world can we point to a spot and say, "Here is the site of the beginning of the horticulture and agriculture of a continent.".'
Harvest Opening Celebration: Saturday 4 August, 2pm - 4pm at Lion Gate Lodge. Book tickets.
Participate in the carnival atmosphere, indulge in fruits of the harvest canapes from our Harvest café and savour our selection of Tyrrell's Wines at this exhibition of still-life paintings that look good enough to eat!
Let the Harvest theme excite your senses and marvel at the inspiration harvest produce has been for our performance artists, volunteers and staff.
Our key note speaker will be Judy Rymer, an Australian documentary film maker whose films tell stories about people who inspire by their courage and determination, usually against the odds. She is also passionate about the challenges communities regularly face in delivering and retaining human rights for all. Her current film Border Politics is screening locally and internationally. This film, made with Julian Burnside, looks at Western attitudes to the plight of refugees and the resulting clouds building on the horizon for democracy.
Harvest Vegetable Orchestra: Sunday 5 August, 11am at Lion Gate Lodge.
Join us for this FREE performance!
A Vegetable Orchestra, a 40+strong contingent of primary school students traveling from the Central West region of NSW, Orange, will perform for us in what is sure to be an exciting, intriguing and joyous performance, playing their vegetable instruments at Lion Gate Lodge at 11am on Sunday 5 August, the first day of the Harvest exhibition.
The vegetable orchestra is encouraged and co-ordinated by local Orange school teacher, Chris Mickle, this unique performance, played by the student on carrots, zucchinis & pumpkin gourds will add to the Harvest theme and is sure to delight the audience.
A great family experience come early for the performance and stay for lunch in our beautiful Harvest café.
Harvest Exhibition Continues: Sunday 5 August – Sunday 19 August, 10am – 4pm daily.
Harvest café, our volunteer run café, will be open Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition. Enjoy a delicious homemade morning or afternoon tea, or a light lunch, during your visit to Lion Gate Lodge.
All artworks in the exhibition are for sale, with proceeds going to the artists and to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens to continue supporting horticulture, conservation, scientific research and educations programs within your Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss this spectacular exhibition!