• Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Peter Solness “Painting with Light” Photography Workshop

  • Fri 4 Aug 2017


Taught by award winning photographer and ‘light painter’ Peter Solness, the Painting with Light class will teach you how to apply torchlight onto darkened subjects such as flowers and trees, to create unique and exciting photographic images. After an initial session in the Learning Centre photographing beautiful wildflowers, we will head out into Centennial Park’s picturesque paperbark and fig groves where you will ‘paint’ the trees, statues and historic buildings with special torchlights supplied by Peter. The results will astound you.

General Information

Age: 12 years +
Times: 7.00 pm - 10.30pm
Meeting Point/Venue: The Learning Centre in the Education Precinct, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Price: $135 per person. A 20% discount applies for 2 or more persons on the same booking. Please note payments are non-refundable unless the event is postponed due to weather conditions.


  • Strictly limited numbers so please book early. To book contact Peter Solness on email: or phone 0413 304 889 and he will confirm your place and send payment details.

Special notes

  • For more information please visit
  • Parking: Participant parking available at Learning Centre, Dickens Drive. Entry and exit via Paddington Gates only for attendees. A map of the Park showing the exact location of the Learning Centre will be supplied at time of booking.
  • Public Transport: People using public transport can meet Peter at the Paddington Gates at 6.45 pm for a lift in his car down to the Learning Centre.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are available.
  • Bring: A sturdy tripod and a digital camera with fully charged batteries. Your camera must have manual exposure and focusing features and be able to do 30 second long exposures not 1/30th second. (This is a feature with most modern digital SLR cameras). Point-and-shoot cameras may not be suitable. Check your operators manual if you have any doubts. Peter has spare cameras and tripods to hire if needed. Bring a torch to help see while you work. Also warm clothes and sturdy footwear.
  • Weather contingency: Workshop will operate from the shelter of the Learning Centre if it rains lightly - if it rains heavily, Peter has backup dates to rebook you into. Peter will send out an email 24 hours before the event if he has to postpone the night due to a poor weather forecast - so please check your emails the night before.

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