Open for Entry - The WABA 2016 Annual Members’ Exhibition

Dear WABA members, the WABA 2016 Members Exhibition is now OPEN FOR ENTRY.

Exhibition Dates: 24 November - 4 December.

Location:  The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT.

Entries close: Friday 21 October 2016.

Click here to enter online.

Click here to pay online.

Link to entry on WABA Web Site here

Website Gallery: 24 November until 31 December 2016.

 

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Call for Expressions of Interest Art Demonstration

As part of the Spring Events program, the Parliament House Shop is seeking WABA artists:

For:    Art Demonstration

Place:    Queen’s Terrace, Parliament House 

    or Parliament House Shop

Time:    Saturday 10 October, 10.30am or 1.30pm

Contact:    Halina Steele at steele@bigblue.net.au  to register your interest. 

 

This is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and promote your artworks in a popular tourist attraction, providing great exposure for your art and for WABA!

Field Trip to Australian National Wildlife Collection - Friday, 14th October 2016

Dear WABA members,

You are invited to a field trip to Australian National Wildlife Collection at the National Facilities and Collections, CSIRO, A.C.T.

The visit will take place at 10:30 am on Friday 14 October.

This is a Members only opportunity to see inside one of the largest wildlife collections in Australia. CSIRO Collections hold almost 200 000 wildlife specimens. This includes a range of skins, skeletons, specimens in spirit, bird egg collections, a wildlife sound library and frozen tissue.

The terrestial collection contains Reptlies, Amphibians, Birds, Mammals and Marsupials. An excellent opportunity to take as many reference photos, sketches, colour swatches as possible for your next exhibition or painting.

Director Leo Joseph will introduce us to the collections and the different facets and types of specimens available to us. We’ll have time after this to sit quietly and draw.

Location: CSIRO National Facilities and Collections, Bellenden Street, CRACE. ACT

Meet at the carpark at 10am. Directions will be emailed to participants as a little tricky to find.

When: 10am - Carpark (10.30am - Entry) - Friday 14th October 2016

Bring: Sketch books and drawing equipment of your choice and camera.

Fee: FREE to Members

RSVP: by 30th September to Chris Rockley - WABA Field Excursion Officer

Phone: 0405 102063

To download flier click here

Email: chris@chrisrockley.com

'Art of Nature' WABA Annual Members' Exhibition 2016 - Open for entries

Hello WABA members,

The 'Art of Nature' 2016 WABA Annual members exhibition is open for entry.

Exhibition Opens 24 November - closes 4 December, and will be held at Strathnairn Arts Association, Holt , A.C.T

Entries close Friday 21 October 2016.

For full details of exhibition, and to enter online please click here  

To pay for you entries online please click here  

To view links on WABA website please click here

If you have any questions or requests please contact WABA by email at waba.committee@gmail.com, or phone on 0422 405 658.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Thankyou,

WABA

Field Trip to Murrumbateman Daffodil Farm 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 10 September 2016

Members are invited to join a WABA field trip to a local daffodil farm near Yass. 

This is an opportunity to see a large range of daffodil varieties (including jonquils) grown by local enthusiast Lawrence Trevanion. 

Lawrence has been growing daffodils in Yass since 1997 and supplies cut flowers and bulbs at markets and via his webpage. 

Artists may bring cameras, sketch books, field work art materials. Please also wear sturdy shoes as the grounds may be muddy. You may also wish to bring a light lunch or snacks and drinks for the trip.

There will be an opportunity to buy some daffodils on the day.

Event: Field Trip to Murrumbateman Daffodil Farm

Date/Time: Saturday 10 September 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Address: 116 Dogtrap Road

Directions: 

The turnoff to Dogtrap Road is opposite the entrance to Cooma Cottage. It is 5-10 minutes from Yass, about 40 minutes from Canberra. If you use navigation, use Marchmont rather than Yass.

Please note there are NO facilities on the property. It is just a paddock with trees daffodils and kangaroos, and some very large rarely seen brown snakes. It has an unfenced dam so if children come someone will need to keep an eye on them.

RSVP: Please contact Julia Landford by Thursday 8 September if you would like to come along:

click here to download pdf flier

Email: ajlandford@gmail.com

Mobile: 0414 342 839

WABA QUARTERLY MEETING Saturday 20 August - ANBG - 1:00 - 3:00pm

Hello WABA Members,

You are invited to attend the WABA QUARTERLY MEETING

Date:  Saturday 20 August

Location:   Banks Building, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Time:   1.00-3.00 pm.

Program of events:    

Meeting: an overview of current and future WABA activities 

Refreshments

Guest Presenter: Leanne Pope, local Wiradjuri artist and Cultural Arts teacher at the Yurauna Centre, Canberra Institute of Technology. Leanne will demonstrate and teach how to use your creative thinking in a sustainable manner to transform household products into a eucalyptus gum leaf and blossoms. She will also demonstrate how the colours of birds, in particular the eastern rosella, can assist your understanding of the colour wheel. 

Please BYO water colour pencils and a selection of brushes (brushes are optional).

Leanne has recently published her first book, High Chair on the Hill. The works created for this publication and associated exhibition will be the basis for this presentation.

© Leanne Pope

© Leanne Pope

© Leanne Pope

© Leanne Pope

Come and meet with fellow artists, and be inspired. Look forward to seeing you there!

For further information, please contact:

Prue Sailer

President, WABA

waba.president@gmail.com

 

 

WABA Workshop - Colour Mixing and Matching, Dr Prue Sailer Sunday 21 August 20016

Dear WABA members,

You are invited to attend a Colour Mixing and Matching Workshop presented by Prue Sailer.

In this one-day workshop, the tutor, Dr Prue Sailer, will guide the students to explore the fundamental principles of seeing colour.  Students will then apply these principles to direct mixing and layering techniques, and to enable students to confidently match and mix colours more accurately.

Natural subject matter will be used in order to produce several studies in either watercolour or acrylic.

1.    Introduction: the science of colour 

2.    The 6 ‘primaries’: colour biases

3.    Seeing and identifying colours in your subject

4.    Mixing to create the colours you want

5.    Bringing it together: finished studies

Date and Time:  Sunday, 21 August 2016,  9.30am – 4.30pm

Location:  Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Workshop Fee:  Member: $110, Non-member $120

Maximum number: 12

Bookings and enquiries:  Nilavan Adams, nilavan@hotmail.com or (02) 62543989

Please contact Nilavan to confirm that a place is still available before making payment.

Direction to the venue will be sent after fee payment has been received.  Please bring your own lunch.  Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Materials list:

Paint of your choice (acrylic, watercolour)

Watercolour paper/canvas paper suitable for acrylics

Drawing pencils, brushes, rags, water jars

Your choice of natural objects to use for studies:  plant, flower, shell, bark, etc.

Thankyou.

 

Art of Nature:  WABA Members’ Exhibition 2016 - Opening Date 24 November 2016

Dear WABA Members,

The WABA Art of Nature:  WABA Members’ Exhibition 2016 is on again!

Exhibition dates: 24 November – 4 December 2016

Location: The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT              

Opening: Saturday 26 November, 2pm

Entries Close:  Friday 21 October

Online entry form will be available on our website very soon!

We need your help to ensure we present an exciting and successful exhibition. All contributions of assistance will be greatly appreciated, so please consider volunteering to help with:

Fundraising

Setup and packdown

Gallery sitting and sales

Roster coordination

Catering coordination

Advertising and promotion

If you are willing to help with any of these aspects of the exhibition, please fill in your details below and return by 5 August 2016 to the committee at waba.committee@gmail.com

Name Contact Number
Fundraising
Setup and packdown
Gallery sitting and sales
Roster coordination
Catering coordination
Advertising and Promotion

THANK YOU

Australian Garden History Society - Annual Lecture: Marrianne Collinson Campbell - A privileged Life, 1827 – 1903

Hello WABA members,

Your are invited to attend the Australian Garden History Society, ACT, Monaro and Riverina Branch Annual Lecture.

Speaker: Leonie Norton will give a lecture on 'Marrianne Collinson Campbell - A privileged Life, 1827 – 1903'.

Leonie Norton gives a fascinating insight into the life of Marrianne Collinson Campbell, an extraordinary woman of her time. She was a talented botanical artist with a passion for flora and fauna and an amateur architect for Duntroon with a natural gift for landscape gardening.  While living in Duntroon she was widely known and respected for her medical dispensary. Marrianne took watercolour painting lessons from her father who kept watercolour sketchbooks from his travels in the army. Her great aunt was a well respected artist in Sydney town who mentored Marrianne’s talents and Conrad Martens also gave her lessons. Robert Campbell was her great uncle and was Sydney’s first shipping agent and a landholder and pastoralist. Marrianne married his son George who inherited the Duntroon Estate where they moved in 1857. She set about transforming the original homestead into a Gothic Revival house. The landscaped gardens boasted a maze and a conservatory.  Flowers and trees in Duntroon gardens were grown from seeds sent by her English great, great grandfather, botanist and plant importer Peter Collinson and from seeds and plants she also collected from her travels. These complimented the existing Australian native plants. 

Leonie Norton is a practicing and exhibiting professional botanical artist, one of Australia’s most highly qualified botanical educators and a leading artist in her field. She is an international tutor of high regard and demand and is the author of Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s – 1960s, the only published book on women’s Australian Botanical Art.  Her paintings are in private and public collections, both in Australia and overseas, including the prestigious Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in the USA. She teaches regular courses and weekend workshops throughout Australia and in New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the UK and has taught botanical art field techniques at Macquarie University. In addition, she is an International External Examiner for Botanical Art Certificate courses in the USA and has been involved in selection and judging for Australian botanical art exhibitions.  

Leonie exhibits annually at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, the Botanical Art Society of Australia exhibition and the Canberra Botanic exhibition. She is past President of the Botanical Art Society of Australia and remains an active member. She is a regular contributor to Australia Artist Magazine, Artists’ Palette and Back to Basics and Drawing & Inspiration publications. 

Details of Lecture:

When:      Thursday 25 August, 5.30 for refreshments, lecture starts at 5.45pm.  (Please note that the lecture will follow the Branch AGM starting at 5PM).
Where:     Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost:         AGHS Members $10, Non-members $15 - including refreshments Bookings 

If you are interested please contact Helen Ellioth at ellioth@bigpond.net.au or phone 62844749 and pay on the day.

AGHS acknowledges the support of the National Archives of Australia in providing the venue for this lecture.

Annual 2016/17 Membership with WABA.

Hello WABA Members. 

To renew your membership please click on the link here and complete the online 2016/17 membership form. Alternatively you can go to WABA Web site here and follow link complete form.

When completing the form, please select either new membership or renewal membership option, and complete as much of the form as you wish, the only mandatory details are Name, Phone, Email, Membership Subscription and Subscription Payments.

If you are renewing your 2015/16 membership, please select 'Use current details' if your current details are still correct. 

When you complete the WABA Membership 2016/17 form, your membership will commence July 2016 and end June 2017.

Thankyou

WABA Committee

CORRECTION - 'Tree Talk Draw' field trip, National Arboretum - 7 August 2016

Hello WABA Members,

The latest/June 2016 newsletter has details of the 'Tree Talk Draw' National Arboretum in August 2016.

The details list the incorrect date, the date SHOULD BE 7 August 2016, NOT 6 August 2016 so correct details are as follows:

 

FIELD TRIP: 'Tree Talk Draw' National Arboretum.

WHEN: Sunday 7 August, 10am Price: Free

MEET: At the Welcome Desk in the Village Centre, National Arboretum, A.C.T. Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek.

RSVP: By 4th August to Chris Rockley, WABA Field Trip Coordinator.

Email: chris@observatorium.com.au or telephone 0405 102963

 

Thankyou,

WABA Committee.

Colour Mixing and Matching – Dr Prue Sailer, Sunday 21 August 2016

Hello WABA Members,

You are invited to attend a Colour Mixing and Matching workshop on Sunday 21 August 2016.

In this one-day workshop, the tutor, Dr Prue Sailer, will guide the students to explore the fundamental principles of seeing colour.  Students will then apply these principles to direct mixing and layering techniques, and to enable students to confidently match and mix colours more accurately...

For FULL DETAILS click here

For ENROLMENT FORM click here

Fur, Feather, Rock & Leaf - Arlene Williams, Cork Street Café and Gallery, Gundaroo

Dear WABA members,

     You’re most welcome to visit Arlene's latest solo exhibition Fur, Feather, Rock & Leaf at the Cork Street Café and Gallery in the beautiful village of Gundaroo (only 35–40 minutes’ drive from Civic) – a great place to relax on a nice autumn day!

     The exhibition is currently open, and will run through to at least the end of May. Opening hours for the café are Thursday (lunch, dinner), Fri (lunch, dinner), Sat (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Sun (breakfast, lunch, dinner), but closed on Mon, Tue and Wed.

     For further information about the exhibition and myself, plus directions to Gundaroo, please click on this link:

Fur Seals -_Arlene Williams.jpg

Drawing and Painting from Nature: Watercolour over Pencil Workshop - 28th May

****** This workshop is now fully booked - if still interested please contact Nilavan Adams to be added onto workshop waiting list at nilavan@hotmail.com or (02) 62543989   ******

Dear WABA Members, you are invited to join us for a one day workshop with experienced artist and tutor Lesley Wallington.

This class will focus on illustrating subjects from nature using the technique of watercolour over fine pencil drawing.

The day will include instruction on using graphite pencils to build a drawing with strong value structure.   Basic watercolour techniques, physical colour mixing and transparent layering will be demonstrated and students will work towards completing several studies using watercolour over pencil.

Class is suitable for all levels of experience

Date & Time:  Saturday 28th May 2016, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Location:  Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve Office, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Workshop fee:  Member $110, Non-member $120.

Material list and direction to the venue will be sent after fee payment has been received.  Please bring your own lunch.  Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Drawing and Painting from Nature: Watercolour over Pencil Workshop - 28th May

****** This workshop is now fully booked - if still interested please contact Nilavan Adams to be added onto workshop waiting list at nilavan@hotmail.com or (02) 62543989   ******

Dear WABA Members, you are invited to join us for a one day workshop with experienced artist and tutor Lesley Wallington.

This class will focus on illustrating subjects from nature using the technique of watercolour over fine pencil drawing.

The day will include instruction on using graphite pencils to build a drawing with strong value structure.   Basic watercolour techniques, physical colour mixing and transparent layering will be demonstrated and students will work towards completing several studies using watercolour over pencil.

Class is suitable for all levels of experience

Date & Time:  Saturday 28th May 2016, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Location:  Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve Office, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Workshop fee:  Member $110, Non-member $120

Bookings and enquiries:..Nilavan Adams, nilavan@hotmail.com or (02) 62543989

Material list and direction to the venue will be sent after fee payment has been received.  Please bring your own lunch.  Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Please see attached Registration Form here

 

 

Quarterly Meeting, Presentation and Workshop Saturday 21 May, 1-3pm, Banks Building, ANBG

Dear Members,

Our next Quarterly Meeting will be a good one, so don't miss out! We will have Megan Spiers as our guest, who is an accomplished local wildlife artist specialising in birds. Megan will be sharing images from her travels and art process in a short presentation, and will follow up with a workshop so you can benefit from her expertise.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please bring the following:

Materials -

1. favourite brushes, at least one small for fine work - I mostly use filberts

2. acrylic paint for monochromatic sketching - I suggest payne's grey, raw / burnt umber or burnt sienna, but members' personal preference is fine

3. water pots and palette or small container

4. watercolour paper pad (eg A3)

5. canvas or canvas board - bring several if members intend to sketch directly onto it.

 

Hope to see you there!