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Inaugural Australian Nature Journaling Conference 23 - 26 May 2024

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We are excited to announce the Inaugural Australian Nature Journaling Conference! 

**Bookings can be made through the Australian Nature Journaling Association Website at: 



This networking event will bring together nature journaling individuals and communities from all states of Australia for the first time, at the beautiful Queensland Museum in central Brisbane. Citizen scientists, nature journalers, educators and nature lovers are invited to join this inaugural event to foster interest in nature, build connections with local places and make a difference for the environment through deeper understanding and a love for nature. 

  • Date: 24 - 26 May2024
  • Day/Times: Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Welcome Drinks: 6.00pm - 7.30pm 
  • Venue: Queensland Museum, Corner of Grey Street and Melbourne Street, Brisbane. 
  • Conference Dinner: Saturday 6.00 - 9.00pm, Queensland Museum
  • Field Trips: Sunday 9.00am - 4.00pm, to Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Karawatha Forest, Brisbane Royal Botanic Gardens and the Southbank Precinct, including a picnic lunch at South Bank.
  • Note: Julia Landford will also be offering an Educator's Nature Journaling Workshop on Thursday 23 May (details here).

This promises to be a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow journalers, and build connections across your state - and from all over Australia - with people who share your love of nature. Find out more about how nature journaling can make a difference in your life, what resources are available, share some wonderful nature journaling field trips in the Brisbane region and learn more about the principles and practice from practicing journalers. 

ANJA Conference Program - 24-26 May 2024

The ANJA Conference Program features: 

  • Welcome to Country with Derek Oram, Yerongpan Aboriginal Corporation
  • Two days of nature journaling presentations, discussion roundtables and networking with new and experienced nature journalers on Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May
  • Two afternoons with a range of nature journaling workshops on techniques, materials and subjects within the museum collection on Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May 
  • Full day of field trips to local botanical gardens, parklands and wetlands on Sunday 26 May
  • Welcome drinks event with a display of nature journals, and live music on Friday 24 May
  • Conference dinner with a Queensland Museum speaker from 6.00pm on Saturday 25 May
  • Picnic lunch at Southbank on the final day of the conference Sunday 26 May

The final speaker/workshop program will be available shortly with full details and session times. 

ANJA Conference Details

Date  Event Members Non-members
Thursday 23 May 2024 Educators' Nature Journaling Workshop $80.00 $120.00
Friday 24 - 26 May 2024 Australian Nature Journaling Conference 2024 - three days of presentations, discussions, nature journaling workshops and field trips. Costs include morning and afternoon teas, lunches and the welcome drinks event.  $230.00  $280.00
Saturday 25 May 2024 Conference Dinner  $95.00 $115.00


There are a number of accommodation venues are available near the Queensland Museum:

  • CLIX Ivy and Eve Apartments 
  • Rydges Southbank Hotel (Rydges member discount available)
  • Mantra South Brisbane, 161 Grey Street
  • Ibis Styles Brisbane
  • Pacific Hotel Brisbane
  • Royal on the Park

About the Conference Organising Team: 

Julia Landford is the Founding President of the Australian Nature Journaling Association. She is also the Founder and Director of NatureArt Lab, a multi-award-winning arts and environmental education organisation in Australia. Julia has been teaching nature journaling in Australia since 2018, and is passionate about nature and environmental education through creative arts and photography practices. 

Dr. Fiona Boxall is the Vice-President of the Australian Nature Journaling Association. She is an experienced nature journaler and has produced many journals based on nature walks and tours, and has published a book on her experiences. Fiona is also a member of the NatureArt Lab teaching team in Canberra and teaches a range of nature sketching workshops. 

Dr Vicki Miller is a Committee Member of the Australian Nature Journaling Association. Vicki balances her role as a communications and engagement officer at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, with her PdD research in paleoecology, specialising in reconstructing past environments through the analysis of microfossils in mud. Fascinated by the interplay between art, science and communication, Vicki, although new to nature journaling, is an advocate for its ability to connect individuals with the natural world and nurture a deep sense of environmental stewardship. 

Henrietta Mooney is a Committee Member of the Australian Nature Journaling Association, and is the Founder of the Hunter Valley Nature Journaling Group. 

Joan McKay is a Committee Member of the Australian Nature Journaling Association. Joan is a wildlife carer and professional artist who specialises in scratchboard techniques. 

Eraine McArthur is a Committee Member of the Australian Nature Journaling Association.

ANJA Membership

The Australian Nature Journaling Association is based on membership to promote networks with an interest in nature journaling, environmental education and greater awareness of nature. Further details on the Association are available here

Membership details are available through our membership page, and we would encourage everyone to join the Association to receive member benefits including discounted conference tickets. 


This conference is sponsored by The Queensland Museum, Brisbane, NatureArt Lab and the Brisbane City Council. 

Queensland Museum, Brisbane is the sponsor for this conference

NatureArt Lab is sponsoring the Australian Nature Journaling Association Conference

Image: Ami Sangari

Discount Policy: Students may be eligible for Seniors Discount and/or Member Discounts on checkout.  If you are unsure about eligibility or how to claim this discount, please email

COVID-19 Policy: NatureArt Lab participants attending studio courses, workshops and nature tours are required to comply with current COVID-19 state policies.  Please check current policies for your state location.

Class Refund Policy:  Any changes or cancellations made by NatureArt Lab for any reason are 100% refunded or credited (for use on another course).  Any cancellations made by the purchaser are refunded (or held in credit) for the total amount LESS a $60 administrative processing fee.  Special consideration for waiving the $60 fee for compassionate/ extraordinary circumstances can be granted by NatureArt Lab by writing to

Nature Tour Refund Policy: Details for refunds on nature tours will be available separately.