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Intermingle

SINCE JULY LAST year, Darwin Community Arts (DCA) has run the Intermingle workshop program, organised by Georgia Glen and facilitated by a variety of Darwin artists.

In line with DCA’s mission of ‘making art in a fragile world’, the focus has been on been making art that is inspired by nature, either in the materials used or the themes explored.

The Dry season saw participants getting outdoors as much as possible, enjoying the sea breeze and shady trees along the Nightcliff Foreshore. The wonderful Wet meant artists took cover inside, and they look forward to observing and exploring more of Darwin’s outdoor scenery with a plein-air drawing program planned for mid-2021.

Some previous workshop activities have included whittling wood to create butter knives, spoons and forks with Forest Peters, and cyanotype printing and bird nest weaving with Aly de Groot. Emma Lupin guided a sensory walk through the Coconut Grove mangroves, where participants learnt about and experimented with natural dyes, and Graeme Gillespie inspired and assisted the creation of DCA’s very own vertical wall garden.

Other projects that make up the Intermingle program include tropical still life drawings with Tisha Teeja, the author and illustrator of a pocket handbook to local market produce, and nature inspired drawings used as stencil prints with Tarzan Jungle Queen at Untitled Gallery + Studio.

If the Intermingle workshop program sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to check Darwin Community Arts out online.


INFO darwincommunityarts.org.au | facebook.com/darwincommarts | instagram.com/darwincommunityarts_untitled

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