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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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  • Artist Spotlight: Dr. Fenja T. Ringl
    January 15, 2024

    Artist Spotlight: Dr. Fenja T. Ringl

    _________________________________________________ Image: "Welcome Swallows at Dusk", print, Dr. Fenja T. Ringl Dr Fenja T. Ringl is a Canberra-based printmaker with a passion for nature-influenced art that reflects Australia’s unique ecological and cultural environments. With a professional background in archaeology, palaeo-ecology...

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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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  • Eucalypts In Art with Halina Steele
    June 12, 2023

    Eucalypts In Art with Halina Steele

    Australia boasts a rich and diverse range of flora, and one of the largest groups that stands out is the Eucalyptus genus, consisting of over 800 species spread across three genera: Angophora, Corymbia, and Eucalyptus. These native plants are not only iconic but also play a vital role in Australia's natural environment, earning recognition worldwide. With their various shapes and sizes, the workshop aimed to explore the captivating forms and colours of eucalypts, with a particular emphasis on species with rounded leaves, such as Eucalyptus kruseana, E. cinerea, E. pulverulenta, and E. orbifolia.
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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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