Thursday, 29 February 2024

National Film and Sound Archive

Registrations open soon!

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Home Participate Land Escapism Canberra

How can connections with the natural world act as a medium to stimulate positive emotion, connect us more profoundly to people and the larger cycles of life, and enable us to explore and extend our imagination and well-being?


Join the esteemed Curator of Songlines, Adj. Professor Margot Neale, UK based psychiatrist, psychotherapist and best-selling author Dr Sue Stuart-Smith, together with the Director of ‘The Heart Garden Project’ (THGP) Emma Cutting for this special Land Escapism event. The discussion following the presentations will be hosted by gardening writer and intrepid traveller Trisha Dixon.


2.00pm   Registration Opens Foyer  — National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

3.00pm   Welcome — Presentations Commence

3.10pm   Adj. Prof Margot Neale — There is no Nature without Culture

3.40pm   Dr Sue Stuart-Smith — Gardening for the Mind

4.25pm   Charlie Harpur — Rewilding

5.10pm   Emma Cutting — Plants, people and place

5.55pm   Panel Discussion — Led by Trisha Dixon

6.15pm   Thank you   Fleur Flanery, Outlandish Presentations Conclude

6.30 – 7.00pm   Refreshments Courtyard, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

TicketEarly bird tickets close 10 December 2022



In-person Registration


✓ Access to all presentations

✓ Afternoon tea and refreshments

No on the day registrations. A cut-off time for registrations applies.

Please note afternoon tea and refreshments are included in the registration but not lunch.

For further information, email

Venue Details

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre