Art in nature

Watch these tutorials for artistic inspiration when observing nature.

Working with with line - still life compositions with Angharad Neal-Williams

 

This is a tutorial to inspire viewers to draw and notice the simple things that surround them. Angharad encourages you to go for a walk or seek objects around the house that catch your eye. Then, using office paper and black fine liner, she will talk you through setting up a still life composition and how to draw it.

This video was originally aired on 28 July 2020 on the Nillumbik Arts Facebook page as part of LIVE JULY,  an innovative program of 37 arts events, live-streamed during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020.

 

'Old Growth' drip painting technique demonstration with Amanda Ruck

Amanda uses weather patterns as a vehicle for emotion. Inspired by David Lindenmayer and her recent ‘lockdown’ walks through Toolangi and Badger Weir, Amanda will showcase these beautiful forests using a drip painting technique she has recently developed.

This video was originally aired on 7 July 2020 on the Nillumbik Arts Facebook page as part of LIVE JULY,  an innovative program of 37 arts events, live-streamed during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020.

 

Walking With Words

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Nillumbik’s Arts & Cultural Development Team have recently been adding culture to walking paths throughout Nillumbik, in the form of poems and pieces of short prose in which writers reflect on COVID-19.

The project was designed with walking in mind, at a time when many other outdoor activities had been curtailed by restrictions associated with the pandemic. The works, ranging from the poignant to the humorous, capture this unusual period providing passing walkers with a different lens through which to consider the difficulties of the time.

Written in the Time of COVID-19 is a great opportunity to add a little culture to your next walk, and reap those benefits. So keep an eye out for the short stencilled texts in Alistair Knox Park and around Edendale, Eltham, on Civic Place Greensborough, in St Andrews near the Community Centre, Hurstbridge, near the Community Hub, and Diamond Creek, near Marngrook Oval.

For more details visit nillumbik.vic.gov.au/WITTOC