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“Invitation to Notice; three observational walking exercises for Lockdown” by Annie Parnell

Invitation to Notice 

Annie Parnell is an honours student from the ANU School of Art. She is interested the politics of space, novel ecologies, and the native/introduced plant binary. Her research takes place on Ngunawal, Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country and uses socially engaged art methodologies to explore the possibilities of urban plants as resistors to colonial space making. 

Designed for Lockdown, Invitation to Notice, is a series of noticing-exercise worksheets which bring you into the overlooked details of your surrounds. The three worksheets guide you through exercises which ask you to engage your senses to gain new perspectives in a time of confinement.

The worksheets are designed to be completed during the daily hour of outdoor exercise. They build on each other, so it’s best to complete them over three consecutive days. If that’s not possible, try to do them in the space of a week. They can be printed out and drawn or written on or can be read off your phone. Creative responses are encouraged!

You are welcome to submit any queries, reflections, or images to @unplanned_plant, the Instagram account tracking this project

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The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.