Exhibition, Meditations on a Cook's Garden

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Only confirmed at the last minute, this exhibition of paintings of herbs and edible flowers celebrates the edible delights we can grow in our backyards and includes a program of talks, film screenings and meditations over Easter and the Anzac Day long weekend. All events are free. 

If you're in the Bellingen area, I'd love you to come along! 

Meditations on a Cook's Garden

Meditations on a Cook's Garden - Fiona Morgan

April 1st -30th, 10am - 4.30pm every day
Nexus PopUp Gallery, Old Butter Factory Bellingen

A discovery of edible delights right in your back yard.
Featuring herbs and edible flowers, these paintings and drawings are influenced by botanical art, meditation, chinese calligraphic brush painting and the artist's kitchen garden. As a keen cook, Fiona is enthusiastic about good food, possibly obsessed with food plants and on a delightful journey of discovery of edible flowers and "weeds". Connecting mindfulness, an appreciation of nature, eating well and starting where you are in your own garden, come and share the enthusiasm for edible plants embodied in this exhibition.

To further tempt you, explore the related program of free talks, film screenings and meditation sessions accompanying this exhibition.

Meditations on a Cook's Garden program

All events are in April

Talks run for 15-20 mins

Film screenings - 30 mins of related short films will follow each talk. BYO cushion


Saturday 19 (Easter Saturday) - 1.30pm talk,
'Discover the World of Edible Flowers' by Jillian Cranny, edible flower expert - an introduction to the blooms that are more than decorative and surprisingly common plants.

Sunday 20 (Easter Sunday) - 1.30pm talk,
Artist talk by Fiona Morgan on the exhibition and how starting where you are, herbs, flowers, gardening, food, mindfullness, eating well and appreciating nature are all interrelated. Plus a demonstration of meditative drawing.

Chamomile NaturopathySaturday 26 (Anzac Day weekend) - 1.30pm talk
'Healing Properties and Uses of Herbs' by Damian and Laura of Chamomile Naturopathy - an enthusiastic, fun and fascinating exploration of herbs that goes beyond the culinary domain by two passionate and knowledgeable herbalists based in Bellingen.

Sunday 27 (Anzac Day weekend) - 1.30pm talk,
'Food as Medicine - Keeping the Damp at Bay' by Natalie Fitzpatrick, Acupuncturist and food-as-medicine healer - our subtropical paradise comes loaded with fungi, moulds & bacteria that thrive in our wet environment and adversely affect our health. Hear what to garden and eat to keep your immune system thriving.

Meditation sessions

Spirit Rising Yoga'Gardening the Mind & the Art of Meditation' by Brie of Spirit Rising Yoga - a guided meditation in the exhibition space to help you clear the garden of your mind of any weeds, and explore the art that meditation is; not a set state, but a work in progress that we cultivate and develop. BYO cushion if you like (some cushions provided).
Mon 14th - 11.30-11.45am
Wed 16th - 1.30-1.45pm
Wed 23rd 11.30-11.45am
Fri 25th (Anzac Day) 1.30-1.45pm 


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