Historic setting inspires artwork
Students at the University of Tasmania’s 2011 Creative Arts Summer School have been getting out and about in Northern Tasmania.
Tutor Will Heathcote took students from the Wilderness and Natural Environment course to the historic Duck Reach power station in Launceston’s Cataract Gorge.
The power station was built in 1895, and Mr Heathcote said he hoped the historic building’s setting in the picturesque scenery of the Gorge would serve as creative inspiration.
Students set to work on paintings, drawings, photographs and other creative endeavours.
“We were in the classroom all day on the first day (of the summer school) so it is really good to be able to break out, and engage in a learning by doing type of program,” Mr Heathcote said.
“We have been talking about the history of hydro electricity in Tasmania, the Lake Pedder debate and a few other things like that.”
Students undertaking the course will also visit the Narawntapu National Park in coming days.
Meanwhile, students from the Contemporary Painting Practices course visited Launceston’s Seaport to capture aspects of the Tamar River.Photo: Wilderness and Natural Environment tutor Will Heathcote discusses the Cataract Gorge with student Joel de la Motten.
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11 January, 2011