The Garden of Earthly Delights will celebrate the 30th Birthday of BMBG Mt Tomah.
The project uniquely blends nature and culture – for one weekend BMBG will become a spectacular outdoor stage for new work by visual and performing artists from the Greater Blue Mountains creative community.
It will engage approximately 50 visual and performing artists a day to create new work and showcase their talent during a weekend of multi art events.
Over the weekend of 28-29 October there will be an Aboriginal Welcome Ceremony, music ensembles, songsters, poets and performance artists throughout the Gardens, environmental installations and art exhibitions.
The Garden of Earthly Delights will bring multiple benefits to the local community – as well as showcasing the exceptional range of talented and professional artists and performers found in the Greater Blue Mountains (Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury & Lithgow) region.
Artists and performers have been asked to submit work that responds to the natural environment of the botanic garden, this site specific work will be documented through print and digital media creating a historical record of art and culture of the greater Blue Mountains region, whilst engaging artists financially the event is a promotional showcase that will benefit our large BM creatives.
With the financial help from the BMBG Mt Tomah we will be able to offer artists and performers spectacular sites around the 28 hectare grounds, including formal gardens, rockeries, pools, lawns fringed by colorful shrubs, arbors, providing excellent settings for intimate performances by instrumentalists, songsters, poets, performance artists.
Funds will be used to pay artists directly. Darug dreamtime stories will be documented with a view to publishing. If successful the event will occur annually.