Artists in the Garden launch Photos in the Garden Festival

Artist Sharon Whitewood, an Artists in the Garden participant.

PHOTOS in the Garden, a festival of photography, is being launched at this Sunday’s Artist in the Garden, 4 September, at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden.

Director James P Gilmour told News Of The Area, “We’re really excited about launching this festival.

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“With spring happening, the garden is looking great and is the perfect place to take photos.

“Anyone can take part, the only proviso being that the photo must be taken in the Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden during the months of September and October.

“The photos can be of anything, nature, portrait, landscape, abstract, seems a perfect opportunity to take friends and family for a picnic or walk and see what you can come up with.”

Full details and the submission form to upload photos can be found at

The entries will be displayed on our website gallery and a selection will hang around the garden in December and January.

In further Artists in the Garden news, co-director Tammy Mills-Thom told NOTA, “Our September 4 gathering will include a Draw Your Dad activity to celebrate Father’s Day.

“Dad can sit and pose, or you can use your imagination, which could be fun,” said Tammy, laughing.

Other inclusive art experiences are a free drawing workshop by Artist Bernadette Trela, an open artwork with the theme ‘I am My Dream’ and spoken word performances.

“It really is a great way to experience art in the community.”

Artists in the Garden is a free monthly art event held in the Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden on the first Sunday of every month. Its aim is to bring art to people and people to art.

Join the Artists in the garden Facebook group to be kept up to date with the schedule of the next Sunday event.

The program for 2022/2023 has been boosted by the provision of a grant from the City of Coffs Harbour to enable free public participation in open collaborative artworks, workshops and other art making experiences and events.


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