Artist Talk – Nicole Mattews

Date: 13 May 2020
Time: 1:30pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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Join Sydney photographer and academic, Nicole Matthews for a journey on Deerubbin – otherwise known as the Hawkesbury River. The images presented in this exhibition have been taken over five years from a vintage wooden kayak. They show the beauty of the river, tracing the connections between the humans that love and utilise it and the other living things that dwell there.
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Available after 1 May 2020
Nicole Matthews is an academic, writer and photographer who has lived in Berowra for over a decade. Since 2014, she has produced a photoblog about the interactions between the animals, plants, people and landscape of the lower Hawkesbury – Her blog has been warmly received by residents of Hornsby Shire, as well as followers around the world. It has been regularly featured on the accumulator site “Australia’s Best Ecology and Environment Blogs” (recently renamed Remember the Wild). Nicole’s landscape photographs received a “commended” award from the Australian Photographer magazine’s Photographer of the Year competition in 2017 and “highly commended” in 2018. 

How live sessions work

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 

  1. We will send you an email with a hyperlink to join the session at least 24 hours before the class start time  
  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
  6. We will let you know within 48 hours when the recording is available 


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