Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre, Paddy's River Rd, Tharwa ACT | (02) 6205 1233 | info@tidbinbilla.com.au

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Tidbinbilla offers outstanding wildlife viewing, the Sanctuary wetlands, bushwalking, great BBQ spots and fun for kids on the Discovery Playground. Come and discover Tidbinbilla and Birrigai at Tidbinbilla. Tidbinbilla forms part of the Parks and Conservation branch within the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS), ACT Government.

Tidbinbilla Extravaganza Postponed till Spring

 The ACT Government wishes to advise the public that the Tidbinbilla Extravaganza planned to be held at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve on Sunday 13 April 2014 has been postponed due to recent wet weather.

Tidbinbilla has received significant rain which has caused the event area to become waterlogged. Due to public safety and to ensure the reserve grounds are not damaged, a decision has been made to postpone the event.

The event is expected to be rescheduled for some time in spring.

The ACT Government would like to thank all event stakeholders and the community for their support.

For further information please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Opening times for winter

Remember that from Sunday 6 April 2014 Tidbinbilla will open and close as per the "winter hours". This means the Reserve is open from 7.30am till 6pm and the Visitor Centre will be open from 9am till 4.30pm.

2014 ART-IN-RESIDENCE PRoGRAM

ACT Parks and ConsePhoto by Art Atelier Photographyrvation, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and Australian National Botanic Gardens invite the public to attend the 2014 artist-in-residence program open day on Saturday 12 April 2014.   The theme for the 2014  program is ‘Bogs and Fens’. Bogs and Fens are endangered peat-forming wetlands which are home to a number of unique plant species and will provide inspiration to the artists throughout their residency.   Three artists have been selected to take part in the program. Melbourne sculptor Annee Miron is the program’s national artist; textile artist Sally Blake will take up the Craft ACT member artist residency; and Satoshi Fujinuma, an accomplished wood artist from Japan is the Centre’s second international artist-in-residence.   Sally Blake and Annee Miron will each be completing their residencies during the month of April. Blake will spend her residency at Gudgenby Photo by Art Atelier PhotographyReady-Cut Cottage at Namadgi National Park, while Miron will be located at Nil Desperandum Homestead here at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.   On Saturday 12 April, a special joint open day event will offer visitors the unique opportunity to gain insight into the process and practice of both artists, whilst also engaging with the beauty of the national parks. A special bus will take visitors from Civic Square first to Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage at Namadgi National Park, where Sally Blake will provide insight into her unique textile work. The bus will depart Civic Square at 9am. Morning tea will be provided.   Following Namadgi, the bus will Photo by Art Atelier Photographytransport visitors to Nil Desperandum Homestead at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, where you will learn about Annee Miron’s weaving and sculptural work. Visitors are encouraged to bring a packed lunch and thermos, and soak in the gorgeous natural surrounds of Tidbinbilla, before being transported back to Civic Square around 3pm.   Places are limited, and RSVPs are essential. For more information, visit the Craft ACT website. To RSVP, please email gwenyth.macnamara@craftact.org.au by Wednesday 9 April 2014.

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