What’s on

31 August – 31 October 2021
11.15am–12pm
Free

Children & Families

Orleans House Gallery

Families in the Forest

31 August – 31 October 2021
11.15am–12pm
Free

Children & Families

Orleans House Gallery

Families in the Forest is an interactive experience for families to explore the Orleans House grounds through a series of encounters with inhabitants past and present.

Walking through the grounds we encounter ancient trees, flowers, bats, moles, squirrels, even an antelope. Each plant and creature offers an invitation to us to consider their experience in the space by changing our own. Young bats seeing for the first time invite us to close our eyes and feel the surroundings with our hands, our fingers, our palms, to tread the ground, to summon colours into our imaginations, and when we open our eyes imagine we are emerging from a cave to encounter colour for the first time in our lives.

Each inhabitant will guide our interactions with the space and help us to reconsider our own role in the natural world by better understanding theirs.

Event dates (11.15-12pm)
Tuesday 31 August
Sunday 12 September
Sunday 19 September
Sunday 26 September
Sunday 3 October
Sunday 10 October
Sunday 17 October
Sunday 24 October
Sunday 31 October
Sunday 14 November
Sunday 21 November
Sunday 28 November