Tasmanian Creative Arts

FFD204/304 From the Environment – Drawing Spaces & Places

Sculpture from the SkipThis unit explores approaches to drawing open air spaces including urban, rural, recreational and wilderness environments. Drawing tutorials that address the representation of atmospheric conditions, ephemerality, viewing points, perspectival conundrums, dynamic elements (including movement events within spaces and movement of the observer) will be presented within a context that considers the techniques and traditions of recording and responding to place(s).

Classes include practical drawing investigations developed from site visits to various locations in the Tamar valley region. The unit encourages forward looking creative responses to the history of landscape drawing, the source of its philosophical approaches and its impact on the development of environmental consciousness.

This workshop will be delivered by Dr. Sue Henderson

Sue HendersonLaunceston artist, Sue Henderson works predominantly with various media on paper.  Sue’s arts practice references ways of interacting with places, including exploring the perceptions of a rock climber in the landscape. Her work ranges from large-scale ink paintings to site-specific installations and collaborations. Sue was recipient of a University medal in 2006, completed her Ph.D in 2010 and currently teaches in the drawing and painting studios at the School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston.