Friends’ Night, in appreciation of trees with special guest Professor Peter Kanowski

Dates & times

Fri 26 April 2019, 5:30pm–7:30pm


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Elizabeth Cross, Monumental Moreton Bay Fig, Botanical Gardens, Sydney, 2009-10, pencil on paper, 66 x 75.5 cm. Collection of the artist.


Join us for an in-depth look at Elizabeth Cross’s exhibition Aborescent and find new enlightenment in appreciation of trees. Peter Kanowski will discuss his lifelong passion for trees with Terence Maloon.

Peter Kanowski is Professor of Forestry in the Fenner School of Environment & Society. He is also Master of University House and Deputy Dean (HDR Supervision).

Peter was a Schlich Medallist at the Australian National University, where he completed an Honours degree in forestry, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he completed a doctorate in forest genetics. He worked in forest management and research in Australia for 3 years, and lectured at Oxford University’s Forestry Institute for 7 years, before taking up the Chair of Forestry at ANU in 1995. Peter was Head of the ANU Department of Forestry 1996-2001, foundation Head of the School of Resources Environment & Society 2001-2008, and Deputy Director of the Fenner School of Environment & Society 2007-2008. He spent two years as a Deputy Director General at CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Reseach, 2012-2014, on leave from the ANU.

Peter has worked actively with The Forests Dialogue since 2006, co-leading a number of its initiatives. He was a member of Australia’s State of Environment 2011 Committee; the Council of Australian Governments’ National Bushfire Inquiry 2003-4; the Board of the National Arboretum Canberra; and was Education Program Chair of the CRC for Forestry for the life of that CRC.

Peter received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Community Outreach 2011 and was co-recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Supervision 2016.


As is custom we will have our nibbles potluck so bring a share plate if you can and come boast about your recipe! 

This members’ night is ticketed for non-members of the Drill Hall Friends Membership Program. Tickets include complimentary wine bar provided by Drill Hall Gallery.

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We have a monthly nibbles potluck on Friends’ Night, bring a share plate if you can and come boast about your recipe!



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