Love Forests is a dramatic story about Victoria’s forests, told in creative ways by the people who love, live near, and campaign to protect them.
Victoria’s forests are incredible places — their story deserves to be heard by everyone.
Love Forests is a chance to connect with the majesty and value of Victoria's native forests and learn about destructive logging and the plight of plants and animals that call these forests home. Through a collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, sketches and moving images, The Wilderness Society and MyEnvironment have transformed Gallery ONE THREE to reflect the beauty and fragility of these precious places. In the lead-up to National Threatened Species Day, come along to this thought provoking exhibition!
It is open to all and free of charge.
Sunday 1st September, Family Preview Day, activities 2pm to 5pm but open all day – treat your dad on Father's Day to this free preview or take your kids down to learn about the forest. As well as inspiring art work, there will be interactive activities, a free art class for kids, media booth if you want be part of a short film.
Monday 2nd September, Launch Event!, 6pm start – Guest speaker - Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Complimentary finger food, drinks, and music!
Thursday 5th September, Wilderness Action Group session, 6pm to 8pm – Our usual monthly session will take place in the gallery with, campaign updates, banner painting, letter writing activities. Open to all.
Friday 6th September, New national park proposal presentation with Q&A session, 5.30pm to 6.30pm - How does a new national park in the Central Highlands sound? Come and find out how you can help make this happen. Dr Chris Taylor will present the case for a new national park and there will be a Q&A session to open this up for discussion. Facebook event page here. Learn more about the Great Forest National Park proposal here. To book a place contact Ben, 0416 305 004, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 7th September, Art Class in the day (1pm to 2.30pm) and Closing Party in evening (5pm onwards) – Art class for adults with ecological artist Aviva ($12 suggested donation). Facebook event page for art class here. To book a place in the art class contact Ben, 0416 305 004, email@example.com Closing party in the evening with an National Threatened Species Day / Election Day theme! Artist Gabby Willmott will be creating live art from 5.30pm. Facebook event page for closing party here.
The gallery is open as normal each day from 10am to 5pm for a wander round this forest in the city.
Come one and all!
Join us and keep updated on the general exhibition Facebook event page.