Nature Bathing at Picasso
Visitors to this day with nature will walk away relaxed after being immersed in endangered nature, hidden away in Old Toongabbie. Enjoy a combination of plein-air painting, indigenous story-telling and a bushcare tour of this remarkable river-flat forest which is being restored for the future.
As part of our ‘small-bird-habitat’ project at Gallery Gardens on Picasso Parade, you can take a ‘nature bath’ with art, plants, stories and musical ambiance in a special reserve of ancient Cabbage Gums.
Watch the plein-air (outdoor) painting with artists from City of Parramatta Art Society, which visitors are welcome to join in. Children can listen to Darug stories of Country from Cooee Mittigar and will enjoy seeing wildlife in the natural creek. Join the bushcare tour and learn about almost 25 years of progress regenerating the rare understory plants for wrens, finches and parrots with cockatoo screeching overhead. Also view the launch of the new street art Magpie Mural commissioned by our federal community environment project.
Old Toongabbie is a significant contact site between the Toongagal clan of the Darug nation and Governor Phillip’s Convict Stockade establishing its Government Farm on 1/4/1791.
- Afterwards a light brunch and refreshments will be served including native-spinach pastries.
- Gold coin donations welcome.