UoN Students and Staff Draw for a Cause
27 students and staff from the Natural History Illustration Degree program at the University of Newcastle will be participating in two public drawing events at the Newcastle Museum as part of The Big Draw.
From noon Thursday, 24 January through to noon on Friday, 25 January, the group will participate in an event called DRAW24. An initiative by the staff and students, the aim of DRAW24 is to promote and support the good work of the Native Animal Trust Fund (NATF). As a fundraiser, students from the program will be seeking sponsorship to draw for a 24-hour period. DRAW24 is a free public event held at the Newcastle Museum as part of The Big Draw initiative.
Funds raised will provide much needed support for the volunteers who give their time to collect and care for injured and displaced native wildlife in the Hunter. A number of the students from the program are volunteers for NATF and actively participate in rescuing injured and displaced wildlife in the Hunter.
On Friday 25 January, some of the same group will be participating in a workshop at the museum called 'From reality to fantasy'. Using taxidermy specimens as a starting point, students will create initial drawings of the specimens in pencil. Based on the drawings, the realm of Fantasy will be explored. Students will be taught how to take what is real and how to distort, exaggerate and embellish different aspects of the specific animals. From there, new drawings will be done to create Fantasy creatures.
Museum visitors are invited to watch the students at work and be inspired by the artworks to add to the free Dream Museum activity taking place at the same time.
12 noon Thursday, 24 January - 12 noon Friday, 25 January
From reality to fantasy
10am - 12 noon Friday, 25 January
WHERE: Newcastle Museum