Nature in Art

Image: David Reynolds, Banksia serrata (detail), 2017, watercolour on paper, 70 x 54cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Established in 1996 at the Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre, the Nature in Art group is dedicated to the study of natural history illustration and painting. Working on a diverse range of subjects, its members’ principle aim is to gain knowledge and understanding of a subject’s physical characteristics through close observation and to capture the detail in a pleasing, graphic way. This combines scientific accuracy with artistic vision and allows different students to paint with varying levels of detail.

A survey of members’ work, this exhibition shows the inherent beauty and magic of nature, simultaneously affording the observer a more intimate view of its subject, always with the objective that this will spur a greater interest in the preservation of the natural world.

This project is supported by Manningham City Council's Community Grant Program.

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 18 October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm. RSVP to or on 9840 9367

Artist Demonstrations

Thursdays and Saturdays, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Throughout the exhibition period, teachers and student artists will demonstrate their highly skilled and detailed art in the gallery.

Free event. No bookings necessary.


Come and Try Illustration Workshops

As part of the exhibition, Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre will be hosting special 'come and try' natural history illustration workshops for any and all interested in turning their hand to this detailed art.

Bookings essential at or on 03 9876 4381.


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Located at the entrance to Manningham City Square, Manningham Art Gallery presents a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions and related public programs throughout the year. Learn more about the Manningham Art Gallery.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 11.00 am to Saturday 10 November 2018, 5.00 pm
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster VIC 3108