Reflect and heal on environmental losses at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden on Sunday 2 May

A free event next month invites local residents to lay down their grief for the environment after the fires and spend time in the healing surrounds of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden.

Hosted by the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in partnership with Shoalhaven Health and Arts, with funding from COORDINAIRE, the event will include a quiet bushwalk where participants will be invited to share thoughts of healing and regrowth.

On their return, participants will create a collective memorial for the plant and animal life lost in the fires.

In the afternoon, artist and celebrant Annette Tesoriero will lead a ceremony in memory of the plant and animal life lost in the recent fires, as well as meditative art activities, followed by a communal art installation.

Reflect and Heal will be held at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden on Sunday 2 May.

Bookings for the event are in two parts: The Pilgrims’ walk from 11.30am-12.30pm (numbers limited to 20) and art, picnic and ceremony from 12.30-3pm (numbers limited to 60).

Bookings are essential for each activity you would like to attend (each activity has a limited number of spaces and different capacity).

11.30am - 12.30pm: Pilgrim's walk (18+)

  • Join in a quiet bushwalk led by artists Bonnie Porter Greene, Penny Sadubin and Leanne Waterhouse. Participants will be invited to share thoughts of healing and regrowth as they walk through the bushfire affected country.

  • On return to the amphitheatre pilgrims will have an opportunity to create a collective memorial for the plant and animal life that were lost in the fires.

  • Book your place on the Pilgrim's walk via Eventbrite.

12.30 - 3pm: Picnic, art, ceremony (all ages)

  • Participate in meditative art activities and take the opportunity to contribute to a communal art installation. Artist and celebrant Annette Tesoriero will lead a ceremony to commemorate the plant and animal life lost in the fires.

  • Bring your picnic rug, refreshments, quiet voice and listening ears.

  • Book your place for the picnic and ceremony via Eventbrite.


Above: A two-part Reflect and Heal arts event will be held at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden on Sunday 2 May.

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