LEE’S PERFECT DAY IN CANBERRA
LEE GRANT: is a Canberra-based photographer and founder and co-curator of the online gallery, Light Journeys: Women Working in Australian Photography. Her work has been shown in Australian galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, the Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney and Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne. Lee lives in Fraser, Belconnen, with her two children, Charlie and Pia, and their dog Zeke. Her recent exhibition, ‘Belco Pride’ documented community in her hometown, here she gives us her personal Canberra itinerary.
Take a walk along Ginninderra Creek – historically fascinating and you can take your dog. (Ed– Or borrow one!)
Photographer’s to keep an eye out for: Sean Davey (recently returned to Canberra) and David Hempenstall who just moved to Canberra. Both are with the collective Brokenbench. Also, Marzena Wasikowska does some really beautiful work (we featured her on Light Journeys a little while back).
Have dinner at Milk and Honey in Civic, which has pretty yummy food and a nice feel to the place. It does get busy though, so try and get the nooky corner up the back with a good bottle of wine and some great company and you won’t really notice if the waiter forgets about you.
Drinks: after dinner, you can revisit the site of Lee’s s misspent youth at the rambunctious Phoenix Pub, also in Civic, and still going strong.
Any photography tips for people visiting Canberra?: Um no, just check your preconceived baggage about what Canberra is like at the border!
Click here to read about Lee’s ‘Belco Pride’ exhibition…
Click here for our recommended hotel in Canberra…