Native Botanicals Workshop with Averill Lawler
Sunday 29 May 10am- 12.30pm
Explore your creativity with a group of friends and be inspired by beautiful Australian native botanicals. In this guided workshop with Wild Island artist Averill Lawler, you will learn life drawing techniques and use them to create beautiful, original botanical works in ink and gouache paint.
Wild Island will be set up with tables and an array of of native pods, flowers and greenery. All your art materials and everything you need to know to create a beautiful, unique artwork on paper will be provided on the day.
All flowers are locally grown and sourced and will include a range to work from. Your workshop will include a lovely cup of tea, or coffee is available to purchase close by!
About your teacher:
Averill grew up on the shores of the Derwent Estuary: the tidal zone, where rockpools glisten and molluscs cluster. Her seascapes capture the wild Tasmanian Coast with its fleeting light, passing weather fronts and southern swells. From the turquoise waters and orange lichen of the East Coast to the sandstone cliffs and wild waves of Storm Bay, her seascapes reflect the unique colours of our beautiful coast.
Averill is inspired by those unseasonable summer days where the air is full of the bite of snow and the weather front blows rapidly across the landscape. In this fleeting light, the delicate spring and summer wild flowers take on an intensity and resonance. The transience of the environment is evident around the alpine lakes, where fertile blooms flourish next to the broken bones of a previous season. Her intimate floral portraits, painted in oils, seek to capture small corners of Tasmania’s alpine wilderness with the berries, the foliage, the lichen, and the flowers that thrive in this harsh climate.
‘Tasmania is a place where the weather is wild and the scenery is beautiful. It is the kind of place where you need to be a bit tough to withstand the dry heat of summer and the icy southerly winds in winter. As an islander it is almost impossible not to feel a connection with the sea.’
Workshop to take place at Wild Island Gallery, Shop 8, 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart.
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