Have you ever stood looking at a spectacular landscape and had the urge to try sketch it? Have you ever wanted to try landscape sketching but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help with a brand new opportunity in Centennial Parklands – landscape sketching with our wonderful volunteer, Marie Dalliston.
Enjoy all that Centennial Park has to offer through the exciting medium of drawing!
Absolutely no drawing experience needed to participate as the program is suitable for all levels. You will challenge your perceptions of what drawing is and develop dynamic drawings, in a supported environment.
Experimentation and collaboration will be emphasised in order to push your drawings into new and exciting directions. You will improve your drawing skills through exchanging and sharing your experiences with other participants, facilitated by Marie.
OK, when are these sessions on?
As part of our program to celebrate Centennial Park’s 125th Anniversary, Marie will be running free drawing sessions throughout Autumn on:
- 6 March 2013 (as part of our Parks Week 2013 celebrations)
- 20 March 2013
- 3 April 2013
- 17 April 2013
- 1 May 2013
- 15 May 2013
All sessions begin at 9.30am, and are around two hours in duration.
Great, how do I join in?
Find the full information and booking details on the Centennial Parklands website.
All sessions are free, but bookings are still required.
Now, who is Marie Dalliston?
Marie Dalliston and her recent painting of a Black Swan
We asked Marie to provide a bit of background on herself, so over to Marie:
I have always had a bent for art, it has been my religion and passion since I can remember. I enjoy art history, read artist’s biographies and have formally studied the evolution of Art Styles and Art Movements.
I travelled to Europe in my 20s and followed the art trail across the continent visiting iconic museums and galleries. When I returned home I set about obtaining a Degree in Interior Design followed with a Associate Diploma in Ceramics and Naturopathy.
Art has carried and held me through the many stages of my life. I never tire of it. It’s a place where I can dwell for hours with complete focus and excitement and never-ending wonder, to create, to feel full of joy and sated!
After winning First Place in the Randwick City International Women’s Day Art Prize in 2008, I have continued my painting with more vigour and have travelled to art retreats in exotic places such as Morocco and Fiji.
In Sydney, I attended weekly life drawing groups and “Drawing in the city at night” around Newtown’s Cafe venues, and studied metal plate acid etching at Bondi Art School.
Marie plans to create enough art from Centennial Park to host an exhibition in 2013!
My aspirations have been simply to express my experiences and thoughts as much at time permits. Over the past two years my intention has been to bring to notice our magnificently unique and fragile environment that we share, and are part of, not separate from.
Whether it’s in our garden environs, down the local beach or our reserves and National Parks, these outside spaces are wonderful inspiration.
My approach has been to bring to attention our magnificently unique and fragile environment that we share and are part of – not separate from.
My current project is to draw and paint in beautiful Centennial Park in Sydney. I am looking to build a body of work for an exhibition later in the year. As part of this I will be running a free drawing program throughout Autumn 2013.
I have fond childhood memories of Centennial Park and am once again immersed in its beauty. Come and join me!
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This isn’t the only artistic opportunity available for you in Centennial Parklands this Autumn, we also have photography workshops and a photography festival! Find out what’s on in Centennial Parklands on our website, or download our program in PDF. Alternately, download our iPhone app, which has a built-in Events Calendar so you can find out what’s on anytime, anywhere!