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Sketchbooks – a presentation by Joan Mason
February 15, 2017 – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joan Mason will lead a discussion on keeping a travel diary and sketchbook. Joan’s travel diaries are full of studies of objects that have taken her interest and are pertinent to the area she visited. She usually uses pen and ink and watercolour, using a compact travel set. Her pages show a wonderful knowledge of composition, often putting together many different objects on the one page.
Those attending are warmly invited to bring along their own sketchbooks for inspiration and encouragement. It is always beneficial to see the different approaches people take to creating a visual diary.
Margaret Holloway will also give an update on the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty project, for which a group of artists have been collecting and pressing botanical specimens and painting the same plants that Hermann Beckler collected in and around Menindee in 1860 on the Burke and Wills expedition. An exhibition of work from this project will be held at the Ballarat Regional Art Gallery in February 2018.