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St Helena Island Adventure with Judy Watson & Cathy Keys 03/10/20 (Past)

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

St Helena ruins

Meet artist Judy Watson and researcher Catherine Keys. Enjoy a catered boat trip to St Helena Island. See the ruins at sunset.

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Judy Watson, artist

Judy Watson, artist

Garden Variety is a talk series curated and hosted by Brisbane architecture practice Vokes and Peters. This informal forum fosters a celebration of ideas and culture through the stories of inspired thinkers and makers. The line-up of past speakers includes urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, artisans, tailors, architects, exhibition designers and brand advisors. This event was programmed as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival 2020 and has had a change of date for COVID safety compliance.

Garden Variety is delighted to bring artist Judy Watson to the 2020 talk series. This event is opened with an Acknowledgement to Country by Avril Quaill and a talk by researcher Cathy Keys.  This event on St Helena Island (Noogoon) is co-hosted by Milani Gallery, and organised by Brisbane Open House.

Logistics: Transport to the island, Noogoon (St Helena) will be via charter tour boat ‘Lady Brisbane’, operating from Northshore Hamilton. Departure is at 3:30PM sharp.

Meet at Brisbane Cruises, Brett’s Wharf Hamilton at 3:15PM.

Return boat arrives at 9:00PM.

St Helena boat Brisbane Cruises

St Helena boat Brisbane Cruises

Essential to bring: battery powered torch, as there is no electrical lighting on the island. Attendees will be required to walk across uneven ground and climb five steps on the jetty, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Attendees may also wish to bring a blanket to sit on, insect repellent, sunscreen, re-usable water bottles and a collapsible camp chair if they wish.

Brisbane Open House will provide face masks for the ten minutes while collecting dinner and drinks.  Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or if you have been in contact with someone who has been unwell. Request a refund via Eventbrite if you are unable to attend.

What to expect

  • 3:30pm Departure (fixed time)
  • On arrival at Brett’s Wharf Ferry Terminal Hamilton, contact details checked, temperature checked, hands sanitised on boarding.
  • Passengers provided with mask for dinner service collection.
  • On arrival at St Helena, we take a 20 minute walk to ruins, and have exploring time before sunset.
  • Acknowledgment to country; enticing, interesting talks with digital content.
  • About an hour after sunset return to boat (using own torch); return to Hamilton 9pm.

Catering: A meal is served on the boat on the way out to the island, included in the ticket price. We will provide face masks for the time spent in the servery area when collecting food (Covid safe requirement). The bar will be open on the boat, drinks are not included in the ticket price. This event has sold out. 

Milani Gallery, Vokes and Peters and Brisbane Open House welcome you.

We acknowledge the traditional Indigenous owners of the land where we work and where this event is held, Noogoon. We acknowledge that this land was never ceded.





Meet up at Brisbane Cruises, BRETTS WHARF Hamilton
455 Kingsfordsmith Drive
Hamilton, Australia
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