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Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

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Bush studio artist in residence camp

Year 9 and 10 artists in residence camp

Thursday 15th August - Friday 16th August 2024

Maximum 4 students per school.

20 particpants only.

Bush Studio: artist in residence is a visual arts camp for students in Years 9 and 10, especially those considering further studies in visual arts. Students will be given the opportunity to work alongside a carefully selected artist to observe, interpret and respond to their immediate environment at Ku-ring-gai National Park, Bobbin Head. 

The 2024 Artist in Residence is Emily Besser. Emily is an accomplished artist who has worked with many students and shares her knowledge and enthusiasm of art and nature through her practise. Students will be encouraged to fully immerse themselves in the natural world and use nature as their source of inspiration.

2023 Camp

In 2023 the artist in residence, Patrick Shirvington, was an inspiration who shared his knowledge and love of the bush with the attending students. Pat is an accomplished children’s book illustrator and artist. His work investigates his relationship to the natural world through drawing, believing the practice of drawing is fundamental to the cognitive process and to opening doors to the unseen. Working with a variety of mediums, his artmaking looks at the natural world surrounding us, firstly bringing attention to the picture surface, followed by a deeper revelation. 

Parent and Teacher Information

Camp date: 15th - 16th August 2024


Camp Location

The Gibberagong Building at Bobbin Head

Year 9 and 10 students from public high schools.

Returning students are welcome to apply, however, preference will be given to those who have not attended previously.


Schools/parents/carers are required to organise transport for students to and from the location. 

$200.00 per student (gst n/a)

Payments need to be made to the students school.

Registration Closing Date 25th July 2024
What to bring

An information package will be sent to the nominated teacher and parent/guardian after they have registered interest.

More information


Phone: 9457 8245