Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ecologically Sustainable Annandale 2009 Exhibition

Ecologically Sustainable Annandale 2009, an Exhibition of Photographs and Artworks focusing on Annandale's Ecosystem will be held at the Leichhardt Library, in Sydney, 30 December 2008 - 31 January 2009.

Ecologically Sustainable Annandale
2009 Exhibition

An Exhibition of Photographs and Artworks focusing on Annandale's Eco-System

Curator: Marghanita da Cruz

Artists: Margot Alexander (Slumped & kiln fired glass) - Sue Kallas (Pencil & Water Colour) - Viki Alonso - Susanne Martain - Joel Tarling - Marghanita da Cruz

Leichhardt Library, 30 December 2008 - 31 January 2009

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This group exhibition features plants and animals that would have been familiar in Annandale before 1788. Annandale was cleared for its valuable timbers and farming during the 19th Century. Between 1898 and 1938, Whites Creek and Johnstons Creek, on the boundaries of Annandale, were concreted as Stormwater Channels 951 and 55 2, to improve the sanitation of now Urban Annandale.

In 1994, Ted Floyd a local resident, initiated the Friends of the Earth "Living water Project" 3. Since then, two Wetlands have been constructed in Annandale to filter Storm Water before it enters Sydney harbour. In 2001 the Federal Park Tidally-Influenced Salt Marsh Wetland was constructed and the next year a series of ponds were constructed to create the Whites Creek Wetlands.

In the 1990s4, local residents sought to reintroduce local provenance plants to encourage native birds to return to Annandale. They established The Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery. Volunteers propagate plants from nearby bushland. This stock is then used by the Rozelle Bay and Callan Park bushcare groups. Thanks to the tireless co-ordination of Beth Buchannen and many other volunteers, a wide range of local provenance species are again thriving around Annandale.

  1. Sydney Water S170 Heritage Register Whites Creek Stormwater Channel No 95
  2. Sydney Water S170 Heritage Register Johnstons Creek Stormwater Channel No 55
  3. FOE - Living Water Project
  4. Bringing Back Biodiversity to Cities: beyond social and physical health - Section 4.4 Case Study on Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery (82KB PDF)

This exhibition is proudly supported by Ramin Communications as an extension of Annandale on the Web.

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