Edges of Australia...The Land That Waited

I have been 'there and back' again. Started in Brisbane and have returned ready to make my way home. This really is a Land That Waited for me to discover it anew just as the early settlers needed to explore all this great land has to offer.
I have been to Traralgon, Ballarat, New England and Lismore
to run a series of workshops around the theme of 'Unfolding Landscape' organised with Fibre Arts Australia

Traralgon selection of students work and a view of the Loy Yang power station.

Ballarat, 'Story of the Painters Pants' part of last night display .

 Thankyou book from Ballarat
Tea Flora Tales contribution from Ballarat.
Working on location with Go Create in New England.
Sketchbooks New England
My demonstration drawing with a pen created with a kangaroo rib? drink can and cellophane wrap and other mediums and materials found on location (photo taken by Tara Axford)
A Swamp Wallaby came to visit on the last day.
A brief break and then a car ride to Lismore to the final workshop meeting wildlife on the way.

Lismore in New South Wales was the next port of call for the final workshop in in this Unfolding Landscapes series at Woodlawn. 

This little piece from Heather seems highly appropriate as we mark Anzac day on Wednesday 25th.

Thankyou to all the students, Fibre Arts Golden team, friends and colleagues from Queensland to Victoria who made this such a worthwhile tour. 

 Really enjoyed seeing a good selection of Namatjira's work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

 I also especially loved the collection of  pieces entitled Ghost Nets by Regie Sabatino marking the traditions of Torres Straights Islanders with a contemporary twist

I close with a few more images from Brisbane and nearby Mount Glorious Forest Reserve


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