'New Leaves, New Lives' is a bushfire anniversary art exhibition lighting up Ulladulla Civic Centre this week.
The free exhibition is sponsored by Lifeline South Coast and will run from Monday, January 4 to Sunday, January 10.
The contributors are local artists of the South Coast region who experienced the fire season of 2019-2020, and also local branches of nature conservancy and indigenous culture groups.
The vision is for the art exhibition to be a part of the recovery process for our community, timed to coincide with the anniversary period of the worst of the fire devastation in the Shoalhaven.
Rather than focus on personal material loss, the vision reflects our shared "eco-grief" at the devastation of the beautiful bush habitat and the creatures lost with it.
The artwork draws attention to the resilience and recovery that we see in nature and help us draw encouragement for our own recovery journey.
As part of the exhibition, Shoalhaven Landcare is presenting a series of free talks to provide a better understanding of the impact of the bushfires on our wildlife and learn more about the amazing regeneration and recovery of our native vegetation and fauna 12 months on. Registration online is essential.
For more information head to New Leaves, New Life Art Exhibition on Facebook.
Tuesday, January 5 - 1-2pm - "Is our Bushland Recovering?" - Sonya Reyes - Shoalhaven Landcare Coordinator https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/131405267693
Tuesday, January 5 - 2.30-3.30pm -"Lessons in land use from a little snake" - Jack Hinde - Herpetologist https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/131405775211
Wednesday, January 6 - 2.30-3.30pm- Watch this space for an exciting presentation-TBA https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/131405875511
Thursday, January 7 - 1-2pm -"Support for local wildlife after the bushfires"- Greg Thompson & Hugh Sinclair, Kangaroo Valley Wildlife Feeding Group https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/131406029973
Thursday, January 7 - 2.30-3.30pm -Foxes and Cats -A big threat post bushfire for local wildlife -Ron Cowlishaw - Shoalhaven Landcare Fox Control Group - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/131406220543
As part of the exhibition, BirdLife Shoalhaven is also presenting a series of free talks to provide a better understanding of the impact of the bushfires on birds and learn more about the amazing birds that can be seen in the Shoalhaven.
Monday, January 4 - 1-2pm - Birds for Beginners, Yolande Cozijn, BirdLife Shoalhaven Publicity Officer - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/130981504205
Monday, January 4 - 2.30-3.30 - Rainforest Birds for Beginners, Yolande Cozijn, BirdLife Shoalhaven Publicity Officer - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/130986567349
Wednesday, January 6 - 1-2pm - Is the Shoalhaven still a mecca for birdwatchers? Rob Dunn, BirdLife Shoalhaven president - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/130995445905
Friday, January 8 - 1-2pm - Bird Habitat, Biodiversity and Bushfires in the Shoalhaven - Chris Grounds, BirdLife Shoalhaven Conservation Officer - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/130995774889
Friday, January 8 - 2.30-3.30pm - Trying to understand the impact of the bushfires on Shoalhaven birds - Rob Dunn, BirdLife Shoalhaven president - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/130996244293