All welcome to join artist Angus Fisher who will lead a botanical illustration workshop on 1 July in Canowindra’s CWA Hall. Using the Mandageria Fairfaxi fossil as well as other specimens from the surrounding Central West region, participants will learn the techniques required to depict a variety of natural subject matter with precision and accuracy.
While exploring the use of fine-line pens and watercolour paints on paper, this practical workshop will teach participants how to make accurate observations and representing the particular forms and textures unique to each subject.
No drawing experience necessary.
About the artist
Through the detailed study of history and natural subject matter, Angus Fisher’s work grapples with the idea of how nature exists, and has existed, in human imagination.
Fisher not only investigates ecology through his subjects, but also the evolving attitudes and changing philosophical interpretations of the wider natural world.
Primarily working with etching and drawing, he utilises traditional working techniques, methodologies and aesthetics to place his work in direct connection to historical contexts and traditions.
Fisher is a graduate of the National Art School in Sydney with whom he has an ongoing relationship with teaching printmaking and drawing. He has also run illustration workshops at various other institutions including the Australian Museum.
Fisher is represented by Australian Galleries and exhibits regularly. He has worked as an archaeological illustrator in Greece as well as spending considerable time working alongside indigenous artists in remote areas of Australia’s Northern Territory.
Fisher’s work can be found in the collection of The National Gallery of Australia, The Art Gallery of NSW, The New South Wales State Library, The National Art School, Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne as well as private collections.
Date: 9.30-4.00 pm 1 July
Venue: Canowindra CWA Hall
RSVP: Please call 0413 910 691
This event is presented by the Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub as part of its year-round science engagement program presented with support form Inspring Australia (NSW).