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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

NatureArt Lab Blog

  • Join NatureArt Lab on our Costa Rica Nature Tour
    March 21, 2024

    Join NatureArt Lab on our Costa Rica Nature Tour

    Join NatureArt Lab for a once-in-a-lifetime nature tour of Costa Rica’s unique biodiversity. Start the tour by visiting the famous Braulio Carrillo National Park, which is famous for Barva Volcano, and several other dormant volcanoes. 

    Then, discover Cahuita National Park on foot and by kayak to spot sloths, monkeys, lizards, and birds in their natural habitat. Next, we’ll journey to Sarapiqui, where you’ll participate in optional whitewater rafting, chocolate tours, and more nature walks.

    We’ll also visit the immense Arenal volcano before journeying to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, where you can spot the Green Macaw and more beautiful wildlife.

    A major highlight of the tour will be discovering the Osa Peninsula, the most remote, wild and biodiverse region of Central America. Finally, we’ll finish up the tour in Dominical, known for its surfing beaches and forest trails.

    Along the way, you’ll experience nature art workshops and get to know like-minded travellers on your tour over delicious meals and activities together. 

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  • Artist Spotlight: Ami Sangani
    January 22, 2024

    Artist Spotlight: Ami Sangani

    _________________________________________________ Image: Ami Sangani Nature journaling has been a revelation in my wellbeing journey.  During times of adversity, I often immersed myself in the natural world to feel soothed and turned to artists for inspiration.  However until undertaking the nature...

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  • ACT Newsletter September 2023
    September 15, 2023

    ACT Newsletter September 2023

    As the Wattles Begin to Bloom. . ._________________________________________________ Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature as we head into spring. As the flowers bloom and it starts to warm up, there are plenty of ways to appreciate nature....

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  • ACT Newsletter - August 2023
    August 23, 2023

    ACT Newsletter - August 2023

    At our Book Club meeting in two weeks we'll be discussing a great book titled 'Platypus Matters: The Extraordinary Lives of Australian Mammals' by Jack Ashby. We also have some great new workshops coming up including a botanical workshop with award-winning artist Halina Steele, and some new island nature destinations.
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  • NatureArtLab Newsletter - August 2023
    August 10, 2023

    NatureArtLab Newsletter - August 2023

    Image: 'By the Beach' - Linda Hollier 'Nature in Focus' Exhibition Recap Last week marked the close of our 'Nature in Focus' nature photography exhibition, it was fantastic to see the range of entries by our photography course and workshop...

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  • Celebrating World Rainforest Day - 22 June
    June 22, 2023

    Celebrating World Rainforest Day - 22 June

    Today is World Rainforest Day!

    World Rainforest Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the critical role rainforests play in our planet's health and the urgent need for their conservation. These magnificent ecosystems are often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth," as they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, mitigating climate change.

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  • ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Libby Derham
    June 19, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Libby Derham

    An award-winning, full-time artist, Libby Derham is a fourth-generation watercolourist. She won the Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award (Queensland Regional Art Awards) (2021) and has been a finalist in multiple local and national awards. She completed art training at Surrey Institute of Art and Design in the UK (1996-1998). 

    Pushing traditional into experimental watercolour, Libby looks for new ways of working with the medium’s dynamic fluidity and transparent qualities, mixing with pigment. An appreciation for the natural world informs Libby's practice. The work seeks to capture her sensory experience within it and the immersive qualities of En plein air. 

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