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Earth Canvas Yabtree West & Janet Laurence

Earth Canvas Yabtree West & Janet Laurence


Earth Canvas: Honouring Trees in the landscape

When: Saturday 30 November 2019 at 10:00am - 3.30pm

Where: Yabtree West, 761 Mundarlo Rd, Gundagai, NSW 2722

This is a family friendly day for everyone, all are welcome!

About the Open Day:

Set on this beautiful Riverina property meandering along the Murrumbidgee - Yabtree West oend by Rebecca Gorman will showcase the majesty and resilience of Australia's native trees with internationally acclaimed Australian artist Janet Laurence. Janet Laurence has put trees and the plight of nature at the heart of her life's work.

Yabtree West hosts a beautiful community of River Reds, Box Trees and the resilient Kurrajong. Come and camp on the river Or stay in nearby Gundagai, for a day Of tree immersion and discussion of regenerative agriculture. See the work Janet has created on the farm and join her in a workshop to explore, observe and honour the tree.

The day starts at 10:00am but you may also arrive the night before or at 5:30am on the day to take a guided dawn walk to the highest point on the farm with Charles Sturt University Associate Professor of Ecology David Watson - He will share his knowledge on birds, and bird hollows in the ancient treess.

Along the way birds will be identified and enjoy the spectacular dawn views of the Mundarlo valley at the top.

As the Open Day progresses, hear about our on-farm soil and ecology work and enjoy lunch by the river all the while being inspired by Janet's passion and work for nature. 


If you'd like to camp overnight, please RSVP Lynne Turner at


If you would like to stay nearby, please find links to local accommodation below. 

We hope you can join us. Rebecca



Janet Lawrence

Janet Laurence’s practice has encompassed small objects through to vast installations. Increasingly, in recent years, she has worked beyond the museum’s walls to transform public sites through her immersive installations and environments using evocative natural materials such as ash, minerals and oxides, living plant matter, corals, taxidermy birds, and more. Researching historical collections and drawing on the rich holdings of natural history museums, her practice has, over time, brought together various conceptual threads, from an exploration of threatened creatures and environments to notions of healing and physical, as well as cultural, restoration.

Read more at Earth Canvas Website



Under 5: Free
Child (under 16): $15
Student: $25
Adult: $35
Family of 4: $75


For further info, please contact, or phone Gill Sanbrook on 0428 696 724


Yabtee West
701 Yabtree Rd, Mundarlo NSW 2729

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