Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thanks to all the great sketchers who made the first Great Garden Sketchabout at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Great! It was a fantastic six weeks of creative activity. Many staff and visitors commented on the pleasure of seeing people sketching in the Garden, and the quality of the sketches on this blog and those entered in the Derivan Sketchabout Competition have blown people away. A special thanks to Wendy, Annie, Liz, Alissa and Jennifer, the Sydney Sketch Club and Wendy's sketching class for all your efforts and for turning up rain, rain or occasionally shine -- here's a photo to remind us it didn't rain ALL the time.  There will be more Garden Sketchabouts in the future but in the meantime, keep the sketches coming on this blog of our gorgeous botanic gardens (in Sydney, Mount Annan and Mount Tomah). Also don't forget The Paginated Garden exhibition from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May at Rathborne Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden -- enter by Woolloomooloo Gate. The exhibition includes works by invited sketch and book artists as well as short listed entries and the winner of the $1000 Derivan Sketchabout Prize.

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