Mary’s Garden – a heritage garden project

Mary’s Garden – a heritage garden project

Eskbank House Museum is looking to bring together a small group of gardening and history enthusiasts to participate in a project to develop and nurture a heritage garden.

Mary’s Garden is an imagined garden based on historic photographs, 19thc gardening practices, and the plant species known to be available in Australia during Mary Brown’s time at Eskbank House. It incorporates elements common in Australian and Scottish approaches to gardening during the mid-19th century.

 The project will involve gardening workshops, field trips, talks and hands on gardening. The group will meet regularly for working-bees to establish the garden and for seasonal planting, and the garden will also be made accessible to participants 5 days a week so they can spend as much time pottering as they wish.  Gardening workshops and working-bees, including establishing an edible garden and working with environmental challenges and risk, will be led by Jessica Lawn from Arborvitae. As a horticulturist and arborist experienced with heritage gardens throughout the Blue Mountains region, Jessica has cared for many gardens at risk and nurtured their recovery following periods of drought and fires.

The heritage garden project will create a new aspect to the museums role in providing the community access to local history as well as providing a unique educational resource to diversify the museums audiences. Participants in the project may also wish to contribute to a planned publication on the medicinal and everyday use of plants in the Victorian kitchen garden.

Registration closes Wednesday 12th May. The first group meeting is scheduled for w/c 17th May with specific dates reflecting participants availability. We are particularly interested in engaging fire affected or at risk residents.

This project is funded under the Bushfire Community Resilience and Recovery Fund

For further information or to register your interest please contact Summar Hipworth, Cultural Development Officer, 6354 9999 or summar.hipworth@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

OPERAworks presents Will Amer

OPERAworks presents Will Amer

Sunday 1st March 2020, 2pm

OPERAworks proudly presents Will AMER, Lyric Tenor

William continues his exploration of the classic songs and arias that tenors sing, featuring the work of Irish tenor JOHN McCORMACK

Admission $20pp, pay at door. Concessions for groups of 10 or more.

Bookings a must, limited seating. For bookings or enquiries 0421 871 348 or info@willamer.com.au. Bookings close Thursday 20th February 2020

Performances start on time. Duration 1.5 hours.

Waste 2 Art 2019

Waste 2 Art 2019

29th May – 14th July 2019
Opening – Saturday 8th June, 2pm

The Waste 2 Art competition returns to Eskbank House Museum for another year of art made from reused and recycled materials, challenging people to think differently about waste. Local artists of all ages are invited to respond to the challenge of creating artwork from materials that would otherwise be discarded as rubbish and end up in landfill. Winners from the local competition will represent Lithgow at regional level held at Oberon.

The Waste 2 Art competition and exhibition, a Netwaste initiative, seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Download  Waste2Art-Form 2019 Entry Form

Penumbra: Julie Williams, Sarah Michell, Philip Spark and Tim Johnman

Penumbra: Julie Williams, Sarah Michell, Philip Spark and Tim Johnman

Saturday 11th May 2019, 6pm – 10pm

To celebrate LithGlow the grounds of Eskbank House Museum will showcase new works by four local artists. Titled Penumbra, the exhibition will explore the use and implications of light in contemporary practice. Penumbra refers to the peripheral or indeterminate space cast by light. For participating artists Julie Williams, Sarah Michell, Philip Spark and Tim Johnman, the term penumbra aptly describes their new collaboration as well as the experimentation with light as both medium and concept.

Meet the artists and wander the grounds of Eskbank House at night whilst being immersed in light-based sculpture, installation, drawing and film.