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Scott Sisters Workshop: Botanical Illustration with Angus Fisher - for arti...
Sun. 21 May 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm AEST
Feeling inspired by the exquisite and encyclopedic natural history illustrations of Harriet and Helena Scott? Keen to apply the Scott Sisters’ detailed observations of the natural world to your own art? Take a crash course drawing with pencils, ink pens and watercolour paints or develop your existing skills in our specialised botanical illustration workshops.
Run by Sydney-based artist Angus Fisher, these three-hour workshops are designed to cater to a range of skill levels. Get a taste of some of the unique specimens in the Australian Museum’s collection, learn how to achieve the Scott Sisters’ precision and effect in your own work, and leave with concrete skills to advance your own illustrations.
Angus Fisher works primarily with traditional copperplate etching as well as ink drawing and watercolours. He works nearly exclusively with natural subject matter, rendering his subjects with a high level of detail in simple, elegant compositions.
Currently working on a series of etchings based on the work of colonial artist John William Lewin’s survey of 19th Australian birds, Angus has always held a fascination for art that attempts to represent, understand and quantify our natural surroundings. He draws particular inspiration from naturalist artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, including the Scott Sisters, and the sensibilities of the age of discovery in which they lived.
Angus has been the recipient of the National Art School Aboriginal Arts Centre 2011 Internship award, The Paper Plane – Paper Mill Gallery graduate Emerging Talent 2010 Exhibition Award, and the 2010 Derivan Printmaking Award. He exhibits his work regularly as well as teaching printmaking and drawing at the National Art School and other institutions around Australia. Angus’ work can be found in the collection of The National Gallery of Australia, The Art Gallery of NSW, The National Art School, Australian Galleries Sydney and Melbourne as well as private collectors.
Sunday 7 May, 10am-1pm – inexperienced artists
Sunday 21 May, 10am-1pm – experienced artists