Water Lessons From the Biennale of Sydney

Thu 8th July, 2021 – Thu 30th September, 2021
Price: Free
Explore native plants in your neighbourhood, make a soothing elixir and upcycle scrap fabric with three activities to teach the kids at home (or enjoy yourself).

Since April, the Biennale of Sydney has been hosting monthly Water Lessons, a series of talks exploring local waterways and connecting participants with community members. It’s held at the South Eveleigh Community Rooftop Garden, with help from social enterprise Parliament on King.

The arts organisation has made the first three lessons available online, with video recaps, activity instructions and PDFs perfect for homeschooling the kids or having a bit of educational fun as an adult.

The first lesson features Cudgenburra/Bundjalung man Clarence Slockee of Jiwah (an Indigenous company specialising in cultural landscape and design) chatting about the garden’s sustainable water system and Australian native ingredients – go to your local park afterwards and look for them yourself. Then Bryony and Harry Lancaser of Egg of the Universe guide you through a slow yin yoga class, then share a recipe for a warming ginger and turmeric elixir to brew at home. Finally, artists from Casino Wake Up Time discuss individual and collaborative weaving processes, with instructions on making an upcycled string ornament you can use as a bag tag, keychain or decoration.

All three lessons are available online for free.

More information here.