Led by Experimenta Life Forms artist Donna Davis, joined by Professor Darren Crayn
Saturday 23 September
10 AM – 2.30 PM
Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD
Stage 1: In the field
Begin the day with Biodiversity Scientist, Professor Darren Crayn, outdoors with a field visit around the Gallery exploring nearby parklands and taking time to examine the diversity of plant forms.
Learn how to use nature observations to develop identification skills, document findings and discover online resources available to assist plant identification. Create photographic collections of flora found during the field survey on a phone, mobile device or camera.
Stage 2: In the Studio
Create your own imagined climate-adapted plant using displaced flora and field knowledge as your stimulus. Back at the Gallery will be a hands-on drawing and collage workshop showing how environmental data can be explored artistically and used as an entry point for inspiration in the creative process.
Participants to bring:
Hat, Sunscreen, Water, Mobile Phone or Mobile device (avid photographers can bring cameras and tripods)
Cost: $ 150 including materials and light lunch
Donna Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores intersections between art and science with a particular focus on natural and social ecosystems.
Donna DavisYuggera and Ugarapul Country
Ipswich, QLD, Australia
Donna Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores intersections between art and science with a particular focus on natural and social ecosystems. Often collaborating with ecologists, botanists and mycologists, Donna explores new ways to creatively interpret ecological data. By providing new ways of ‘seeing’, Donna aims to challenge ecological discourse and promote environmental conservation and stewardship.
Donna has undertaken a number of residencies with organisations such as the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland State Archives and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). Currently, Donna is artist-in-resident on an international project based in Cairns, working with scientists from George Washington University, USA and the Natural History Museum London, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (ART) from Curtin University and has works held in both public and private collections. She has exhibited widely in both solo and selected group exhibitions and her work has featured in state and national touring exhibitions.