Walk: Down the Garden Path (27 Feb)

Image: Grace Wood, Lion's tail (study for Rose Pavilion), 2020 digital collage. Images sourced from the State Botanical Collection, Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria and the artist’s personal archive, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist


27 February 2021

Saturday, 2-3:30pm (AEST)




Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne [i]
Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
Daily, 9am – 5pm


Wheelchair access

The path is wheelchair accessible with one incline that has a steep gradient (>1:14), manual wheelchair users may require assistance. This is indicated on the precinct map.


The installation in Mueller Hall is wheelchair accessible but requires staff assistance for wheelchair users.


The installation in Separation Tree Rest House has steps and is not accessible to wheelchair users, however it is viewable from a distance. A QR code will be available to display content and label text.


For more information or to arrange access please call (03) 9252 2429, 9am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday.

Join curator Isobel Parker Philip and select artists for a walking tour of the site-responsive installations in Garden Variety: Photography, Politics and the Picturesque. Part of PHOTO 2021’s Launch Weekend, the tour will start at the Visitor Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

See booking link for tour details.

Free – booking required.

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  • Isobel Parker Philip (AU)

    Isobel Parker Philip is the Senior Curator, Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She has recently held the position of Curator, Photographs at the same institution. In 2019 she was the AGNSW’s representative curator for the second edition of The National: New Australian Art, a major biennial survey of contemporary Australian art held across AGNSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Many of her past curatorial projects have addressed the complexity and elasticity of the photographic medium and include Imprint: Photography and the Impressionable Image (2016), New Matter: Recent Forms of Photography (2016–17), Pat Brassington: The Body Electric (2017–18) and Hold still: The Photographic Performance (2018). In 2017 she was the coordinating curator of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. Isobel lectures and publishes widely and serves on the advisory committee of the Murray Art Museum Albury and is an advisor for PHOTO 2020: International Festival of Photography.