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State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022

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  • Illustrating Australian Reptiles with Zoe Lawrence
    June 8, 2023

    Illustrating Australian Reptiles with Zoe Lawrence

    Last month, we had the incredible opportunity to explore the captivating world of one of Australia's most iconic species. Snakes and lizards, often misunderstood or overlooked, took centre stage as we delved into their beauty and uniqueness in the course, Illustrating Australian Reptiles with Zoe Lawrence.

    Over the course, our students were given the rare chance to intimately interact with live reptiles, gaining firsthand knowledge and mastering techniques to accurately capture their essence through coloured pencil illustrations. It was a harmonious fusion of art and science, allowing us to raise awareness and foster a deep appreciation for these magnificent creatures and our native fauna as a whole.

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  • Sketching flowers - Nicole Crosswell Artist Profile
    June 7, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nicole Crosswell

    Nicole Crosswell is a practising visual artist, arts facilitator, and the scientific illustrator for The Queensland Herbarium at Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Her arts practice embodies the phrase ‘to draw’; from contemporary manipulation of physical thread and line through to traditional methods of drawing and mark making. In both her professional and personal life is Nicole’s passion for the natural world and its dynamic evolution.
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  • ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lesley Wallington
    June 2, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lesley Wallington

    Lesley Wallington is a professional, award-winning artist and tutor with more than 30 years’ teaching experience. Her journey in water based media, through studies at the ANU School of Art has resulted in innovative approaches to her painting and competency across a range of mediums. With a background in Biology, Ecology and Mathematics Lesley brings together in her work, a love of art, science and nature.
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  • An inclusive arts community space - Hive Studios Art Space!  - by Sandra Pearce
    January 8, 2023

    An inclusive arts community space - Hive Studios Art Space! - by Sandra Pearce

    Hive Studios is an exciting new arts space founded by local artists Lena Tisdall and Sandra Pearce, and is located in Banyo in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.  The Hive Studio space houses Sandra’s printmaking and papermaking studio Art from the Urban Wilderness, and is also open to the community and local artists to use for art workshops, studio hire and community events.  

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  • nature objects and drawing
    November 23, 2022

    CELEBRATING NATURE CONNECTIONS: Create | Explore | Observe | Inspire at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens … by Lynda Griffin

    Located in the heart of Kabi Kabi Country, the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens was the perfect location for a month-long celebration of art, nature and science, Celebrating Nature Connections. This event featured a showcase exhibition of creative works by the NatureArt Lab South-East Queensland branch tutors Libby Derham, Zoe Lawrence, Petra Meer, Danny McCreadie and Sandra Pearce, alongside an exciting program of events and workshops.

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  • Arts education and nature: empowering creativity, problem-solving and promoting good health.
    July 6, 2018

    Arts education and nature: empowering creativity, problem-solving and promoting good health.

    Why are the arts so important in education? With the current rate of environmental degradation and biodiversity decline, how can we better support environmental literacy, stewardship and sustainability in our communities? Why is nature so important for health, happiness and creativity? There is a strong and growing literature base which demonstrates clear answers to these questions. NatureArt Lab is actively promoting these approaches through our programs for children, youth and adults.
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