Ephemera: Collecting and Painting with Dianne Emery

January 15, 2018 – January 17, 2018 all-day
Whirling Room Studio
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141
Friends: $315 Non-members: $368
Friends Office
(03) 9650 6398


Wings Dianne Emery

Many botanical and natural history artists build their own personal collections of found objects: seed pods, cones, shells, nests, dead or live insects, skulls or dried leaves. Often anything that takes their fancy and that they consider beautiful, curious or fascinating, is included.

Many artists have turned some of these objects into beautiful works of art. One example is Rory McEwen’s ‘True Facts from Nature’ from the 1970s.

In this workshop Dianne will encourage her students to rummage through their collections to find a small group of objects based around a theme or concept. And of course it is possible to include even more ephemeral objects such as small fruit or small flowers.
It is recommended that participants have some experience. A materials list is available from the Friends’ office.