Nature Art Lab
NatureArt Lab offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in art inspired by nature. Select a series of courses to suit your interests, and consider developing your foundation skills through a better understanding of colour theory, drawing skills or use of water-based mediums such as watercolour or gouache. Our team of experienced tutors will support your creative learning journey with expert instruction and guidance in a fully equipped art-science space.
NatureArt Lab at Tidbinbilla - Threatened Marsupial Species
A group exhibition with works by Emily Birks, Sue Bond, Craig Clune, Jane Coffee, Liz Faul, Maddie Lewis, Jann Ollerenshaw, Andrea Louise Thygesen and Beth Tyerman.
The artworks in this exhibition are the result of a NatureArt Lab course run by current Tidbinbilla artist-in-residence Emily Birks. It focuses on threatened species of the Eucalypt Forest at Tidbinbilla - the Long-nosed Potoroo, Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby and Koala. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve manages highly successful breeding programs for a range of species along with conducting research projects to preserve populations into the future.
The workshop was led by local wildlife artist Emily Birks, and explored the use of acrylic ink, which Emily loves for its vibrancy, water resistance and quick-drying properties. In the first week of this course, participants visited Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to sketch and take reference photographs of their animal of choice, then returned to the studio to create vibrant animal portraits in ink.
Exhibition viewing from 11 May - 21 July 2019 at the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre.
Official opening Saturday 18 May 2019 at 10.30am.
Artwork by Emily Birks - 'Brushtailed Rock Wallaby', Acrylic Ink