Workshops + Events

Creature Conserve Exhibition
Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-exist

Opens July 25 in ISB Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

July 25 to August 22nd

-then moves to ArtProv Gallery October 3 to November 9


Botanica Art Exhibition: Symbiosis

Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanicareturns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in April 2018, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship we humans have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 19th year, features work by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists, Botanica is considered one of the foremost exhibitions of its kind.

The 2018 theme for Botanica is 'symbiosis'. Artists have been invited to study the symbiotic relationships some plants have with other plants and animals, and incorporate this into their artworks. 

Botanica is a beautiful art exhibition and encourages the sale of all its artworks. Proceeds from the sale of original and limited-edition prints go to the artists and to Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, helping the not-for-profit organisation to continue to support horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens.

WHEN: Opening Night, Friday 20 April, 6pm - 8pm
Saturday 21 April - Sunday 6 May, 10 am - 4 pm daily

WHERE:Lion Gate Lodge Garden, The Royal Botanic Garden

TICKETS:Tickets are now on sale! PURCHASE TICKETS



Past Workshop + Events:

CRAFT UP LATE / open studio @ Outer Island

Outer Island will be opening its studio to go behind the scenes in what it is like to design and produce hand-made sustainable products in a modern digital age.

As Outer Island's mission is to bring awareness to the magic of native plants and animals by bringing them into your home through our products, we will also be turning a portion of our studio into an educational 'Outer Island' to share our passion for art, design and the natural world.

WHEN: Wednesday 11th October 2017

TIME: 5pm - 8pm

WHERE: Studio One / 105 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2010

FREE (There will be some wine and snacks)

Craft Up Late

PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP @ Royal Botanical Gardens

Celebrate Halloween this year by taking your pumpkin carving skills up a notch in a fun, spooky setting at the gardens. Learn how to carve pumpkins with imaginative designs, from basic to elaborate. All skills welcome and carving templates will be provided (including botanic and Australiana) or create your own design.

Various methods and techniques will be reviewed and discussed, all to the backdrop of a haunted soundtrack. Pumpkin carving tools will be provided and while you work on your design, we'll roast the seeds for you to enjoy and take home. Bring your own pumpkin and leave with a masterpiece to light at your front door.  


WHEN: Tuesday 31 Oct 2017

TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm

WHERE: Maiden Theater @ Royal Botanical Gardens

PRICE: $65 (Foundation & Friends Member $50)

BYO pumpkin. More information with booking.


Pumpkin Carving Workshop Holloween at RBG
Outer island Pumpkin carving

MEET THE MAKER @ Australian Design Centre

Create your very own mushroom drawing in colour to take home and hang on your wall. Outer Island artist Stephanie Chambers will show you how to use crayons in ways you never imagined. She'll demonstrate how to draw a mushroom, how to colour it in so it looks three-dimensional and how to use colour theory while doing it.

Mushroom Drawing Workshop @ Object Shop