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Earthly Incarnations: Introduction to the Fungi Kingdom

nsw 9 May 2022
Ideal for those with an interest in gardening or a curiosity about fungi, this fascinating full day workshop focusses on fungi found at Retford Park and in the surrounding region, but also within a wider Australian and international context. It includes an overview of the major types of fungi, the
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EVOLVE

nsw 18 Feb 2022 - 16 May 2022
An artist’s practice continuously evolves. The work ebbs and flows influenced by the thoughts, the materials and the sources of inspiration that surround the artists. Each step in creating any new work involves surrendering to instinct and moving forward into new interpretations that have been shaped by individual style. The results
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Fortuna x Quattro

nsw 20 Aug 2022 - 10 Oct 2022
Introducing Fortuna x Quattro, a tri-generational group exhibition of four artists of the Luck family: renowned Australian bird and wildlife artist (and Retford Park gardener) James Luck; his sister, Melbourne-based artist Jacinta Payne; their niece Elise Abotomey, an emerging portraiture line artist; and a posthumous retrospective celebrating the life and
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Gardeners’ Breakfast

nsw 11 Apr 2022
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the Retford Park gardens, with its crisp mornings and vivid colours. Join us for a delicious breakfast of local goodies, followed by a morning walk in the beautiful grounds led by Head Gardener, Rick Shepherd and senior horticulturist Jordan Fusi.  
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Inaugural Southern Highlands Botanical Art and Illustration Prize Exhibition

nsw 16 Jul 2022 - 15 Aug 2022
A collaboration between CanAssist, the Botanical Art Society of Australia and Retford Park, featuring an annual juried prize and exhibition of competition entries. Described as a liaison between the disciplines of art and science, botanical art aims to capture the essence of the plant; its form, texture and growth habits,
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Scenes from the interior

nsw 4 Jun 2022 - 25 Jul 2022
Australian artist, David Ryrie, exhibits selected works from a body of work he made during 2020 of the old Dairy at Retford Park prior to its transformation into Ngununggula, the Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery. These selected works are the result of many hours spent over several months watching the
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The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

nsw 8 Oct 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
May Gibbs’ quintessentially Australian classics have fascinated and delighted generations of children and families, introducing them to the wonder and magic of the Australian bush. In this new outdoor adaptation, the iconic Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to life for contemporary audiences. The Gumnut Babies are on a mission
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