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Dr Anne Llewellyn

Head of School

School of Design Communication and IT (Design and Natural History Illustration)

Career Summary

Biography

'Although it is seldom felt, and seldom fulfilled, it is nevertheless one of the foremost duties - to know Nature, to realize the value of Nature’s great and wonderful Chain,- to regard its splendour devoutly and with admiration,- to use its products wisely and with consideration.' Carl Peter Thunberg Dr Anne Llewellyn exhibits her work both in Australia and internationally and is interested in the use of illustration in communicating environmental information. Anne's research in the development of fieldwork methods has taken her to a range of habitats throughout Australia and the United States. The traditional and historical underpinning of natural history illustration and how it is applied in a contemporary framework is a main focus of her research, teaching and professional practice. Anne is particularly drawn to the arid regions of Australia and has conducted fieldwork along the Canning Stock Route, Larapinta Trail in Kakadu, Uluru and the Kimberley regions.

Research Expertise
After completing a research Master’s degree titled: The Art of Communicating Environmental Information in 2002, Anne undertook doctoral research in a thesis titled: The development of an Innovative Field Research Methodology for Natural History Illustrators - Is There Method in the Madness? and was awarded her PhD in 2008. This project focused on the importance of field observation and recording in the development of accurate illustrative artwork. Field research in the area of natural history illustration is ad hoc at best and the development of a cumulative new approach to data collection, interpretation and application will benefit natural science illustrators in Australia and internationally. The research involved the development of an integrated new field research model that was derived by critically evaluating and extracting relevant methods from the diversity of techniques and methods currently practiced, as well as interviewing key practitioners in the field. The resultant methodology assists illustrators to achieve consistently accurate data collection in the field and reliable results in their 'finished' artwork. The diverse nature of research in Natural History Illustration requires a multi-disciplinary approach to supervision and research. It is common for Anne to collaborate with colleagues from the Earth Sciences, Fine Art and Education and organizations such as the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Gardens. With over twenty years as a practicing illustrator and extensive experience in creative achievement including exhibition, consultancy and publication, Anne has had 22 solo and 22 group exhibitions as well as a range of publications and research presentations. She is currently supervising over twenty research projects across a broad spectrum of related areas that are examining the ways natural history illustrators can interpret and visually clarify what are often complex scientific concepts.

Teaching Expertise
" Curriculum Development " The development and supervision of fieldwork methods and their application to studio practice. " Conduct tutorials, studio sessions, workshops and student field excursions across the four years of the program and for RHD students " Initiate, develop and review course and program material " Course coordination across the four years of the undergraduate program " Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars " Supervise the program of study of honours students and of post-graduate students engaged in program work " Supervise major honours and postgraduate research projects " Consultation with students " Marking and assessment " Established liaison with professional and community networks

Administrative Expertise
Head of School Design Communication and Information Technology

Collaborations
Development of an innovative fieldwork methodology for Natural History Illustrators.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Newcastle College of Advanced Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Art, Hunter Institute of Higher Education
  • Master of Design, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Art of Environmental Information
  • Fieldwork Methodology
  • Natural History Field Studies
  • Natural history Theoretical studies
  • Natural history studio studies

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120307 Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) 50
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Head of School University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2007 Deputy Head of School University of Newcastle
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Friends of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth Friends of Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Australia
Member - Friend of the National Library Friend of the National Library
Australia
Member - The Australian Museum Society The Australian Museum Society
Australia
Member - Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Colombia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2010 Research Excellence Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
2007 Teaching and Learning Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
1987 Margaret Senior Award
Unknown

Invitations

External Reviewer - Departments

Year Title / Rationale
2007 School of Arts and Social Sciences
Organisation: Southern Cross University NSW Description: Invited to chair a review of the technical services that support the B Arts, B Contemporary Music, B Media, B Social Science, B Visual Arts plus honours and Master Community Development programs in the School of Arts and Social Sciences
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1989 Llewellyn AA, Heinrich H, Remnants of Green - A Rainforest Journey, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, N.S.W, 56 (1989) [A1]

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Llewellyn AA, 'Giving Wildlife illustration the importance it deserves', Australian SeaChange Magazine, 1 17-19 (2006) [C2]
2005 Llewellyn AA, 'For People & Plants', Friends of Kings Park, 6 (2005) [C2]

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Llewellyn AA, 'From fieldwork to fruitition', Bar Harbor (2005) [E3]
2004 Llewellyn AA, 'The Development Of An Innovative Field Based Methodology That Can Be Applied To Contemporary Natural History Illustration - Is There Method In the Madness', Proceedings of Research Higher Degree Students Congress June 2003, Newcastle (2004) [E2]
2003 Llewellyn AA, Sanders CA, 'Interdisciplinary Links - the Art of Science and the Science of Art', ACUADS 2003, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art (2003) [E1]
2003 Llewellyn AA, 'The Art of Communicating Environmental Information - Visually Defining a Sense of Place', Airs Waters Places, University of Newcastle (2003) [E1]
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Creative Work (48 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Llewellyn AA, The Llewellyn Chest, exhibited at the Macquarie Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW (2010) [J1]
2010 Llewellyn AA, Curio naturae, Newcastle Region Library, NSW, Australia (2010) [J2]
2010 Llewellyn AA, Curio Naturae: Celebrating Governer Lachlan Macquarie's Connection with Newcastle, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library (2010) [J1]
2008 Llewellyn AA, Drawn from Nature: An Exhibition of Natural History Illustration Dedicated to the Late Professor Graham Gilchrist, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [J2]
2006 Llewellyn AA, A Voyage of Discovery-Exhibition at Aspects of Kings Park, Aspects of Kings Park (2006) [J1]
2005 Llewellyn AA, Miniatures, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle (2005) [J2]
2004 Heinrich HD, Llewellyn AA, Patipla is Watching Us; Remnants of Green, Mercy Hospice, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
Co-authors Herbert Heinrich
2004 Llewellyn AA, Field Studies 1-Yengo National Park, Autumn 2004; Field Studies 2-Yengo National Park Autumn 2004; Crimson Rosella, Perisher Valley, Koszuizko National Park, Mercy Hospice, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
2003 Llewellyn AA, D:Brief - Watt Space Exhibition, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle (2003) [J2]
2003 Llewellyn AA, D: Brief - Intrados Exhibition, Intrados Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003 Llewellyn AA, D: Brief - Rocketart Exhibition, Rocketart Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2002 Llewellyn AA, Portraits from Nature, Lake Macquarie City Art gallery (2002) [J1]
2002 Llewellyn AA, Heinrich HD, Minmi paravertabra, Macquarie University Gallery, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2002) [J2]
Co-authors Herbert Heinrich
2001 Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green RIP (2001) [J2]
2001 Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green RIP, Brisbane, Australia (2001) [J2]
1999 Ostwald MJ, Moore RJ, Yaxley B, Johnston L, Glassop DF, Paver G, et al., 'Design Works' - Blah! Blah!, Department of Design, Fine Art Gallery, Uni of Newcastle, Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Herbert Heinrich
1999 Llewellyn A, Modern Day Values, Morpeth, Australia (1999) [J2]
1998 Llewellyn A, Centacare Inaugural Art Show, Newcastle, Australia (1998) [J2]
1997 Llewellyn A, Design Dept Staff Exhibition, Honey We''re Home, Newcastle, Australia (1997) [J2]
1997 Llewellyn A, Display Cabinet, for sesquicentenary celebration book for Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (1997) [J2]
1997 Llewellyn A, Ghost Gums (1997) [J2]
1996 Llewellyn A, Group Exhibitions at Erringhi Gallery, Clarence Town, Australia (1996) [J2]
1995 Llewellyn A, The Boardwalk in Horticulture Pavillion, Newcastle, Australia (1995) [J2]
1995 Llewellyn A, Waterwise in Agriculture Pavillion, Newcastle, (1995) [J2]
1994 Llewellyn A, Sunny Days in Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1994) [J2]
1994 Llewellyn A, Back to the future in Agriculture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1994) [J2]
1994 Llewellyn A, Interiors (1994) [J2]
1994 Llewellyn A, Aboriginal Themes at Bandmora Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (1994) [J2]
1993 Llewellyn A, Selected works by Maitland Artists, Maitland, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993 Llewellyn A, Around the world with plants in Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993 Llewellyn A, We care, in Agriculture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993 Llewellyn A, Invited Artists Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993 Llewellyn A, Our Land, in Agriculture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1992 Llewellyn A, Plantasia, in Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1992) [J2]
1992 Llewellyn A, The Power Plant, In Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1992) [J2]
1991 Llewellyn A, Rainforest Images, Klkari Centre, Newcastle, Australia (1991) [J2]
1990 Llewellyn A, Cross the Creek,, Newcastle, Australia (1990) [J2]
1990 Llewellyn A, Gran''s Backyard, Newcastle, Australia (1990) [J2]
1990 Llewellyn A, Wildlife Encounters, Colorado, USA, (1990) [J2]
1989 Llewellyn A, Nightlife Encounters, Newcastle, Australia (1989) [J2]
1989 Llewellyn A, Tropicolours Exhibition, Sydney, Australia (1989) [J2]
1989 Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green, Newcastle, Australia (1989) [J2]
1988 Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green, becomes ''permanent'' exhibition in Newcastle Regional Museum, Newcastle, Australia (1988) [J2]
1987 Llewellyn A, Group exhibitions, Pokolbin, Australia (1987) [J2]
1987 Llewellyn A, Maitland Tertiary Student Art Award Exhibition, Maitland, Australia (1987) [J2]
1987 Llewellyn A, Graduate Diploma in Art Exhibition Hunter Institute Higher Education (1987) [J2]
1986 Llewellyn A, BA(VA) Graduate Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia (1986) [J2]
1986 Llewellyn A, Shortland Wetlands Centre Student Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia (1986) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $86,701

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20131 grants / $25,000

ERF Teaching Relief - Payne$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Catherine Payne, Doctor Anne Llewellyn
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201024
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $25,000

Teaching Relief - Koutsoukos$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Llewellyn, Ms Christina Koutsoukos
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101088
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $24,636

ERF Teaching Relief - James $24,636

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Llewellyn, Dr Melanie James
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900090
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $1,565

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Annual Conference 2005, 7-13 August 2005$1,565

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Llewellyn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185445
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $10,500

The development of an innovative field based methadology as applied to contemporary natural history illustration$9,800

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Llewellyn
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183775
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Annual Conference. Tasmania 1-4 October 2003.$700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Llewellyn
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183501
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed11
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4
PhD4.85

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Creating an Illustrated Information Package: Strategies to Promote Harmonious Coexistence with Reptiles in the Community
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The ephemeral nature of fungi: an investigation of the field and laboratory data collection methods used by mycologists and botanists and adapting their methodology for collecting the visual information needed for Scientific Mycological Illustration.
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Hunter Rubáiyát: Illustrating Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in a Contemporary Australian Setting
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Queensland's Mangrove Species: Botanical Watercolour Illustrations of a Plant Community Facing an Uncertain Future
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Beyond Exploration: Illustrating the Botanical Legacy of Ludwig Leichhardt
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Drawing, Drafting and Design as a Means for the Multilayered Interpretation of the Natural World
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD A Visual Investigation into Images of Land, Sea, Sky and Cloud: History, Science and Travel Applied to a Contemporary Art Practice
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD The Art and Science of Botanical Illustration and Identification within Hornsby Shire
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters A Study of the Flora of the National Parks Authority Controlled and Managed Saltwater National Park and Khappinghat Reserve
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD The Power of Drawing: Art for Health's Sake
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD The Psychology of the Gaze
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Depicting Images: Amphibian Images Made into Illustrations as a Visually Descriptive Field Guide
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD The Odes of Nature: Exploring the Cognitive and Botanical Images in Response to the Book of Songs (Shi Jing)
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters From Sea to Snow: Illustrating the Effect of Light and Colour on Selected Environments
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Revered or Reviled: A Visual Journey into the History of a Creature That is Both Revered and Reviled
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Contextualizing the Ancient Wall Paintings of Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD In Pursuit of Motion: Developing a Methodological Framework for Illustrating Moments of Movement in Birds and Fish
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Wild Visions: An Artistic Investigation into Animal Vision
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Mapping the Floral
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters The Art of Science and Creativity - A Visual Interpretation of Bushland and Coastal Environments
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Visualising the D'harawal Seasons and Climatic Cycles
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD An Analysis of Traditional and Digital Methods for Producing Three Dimensional Artworks
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Wolfgang Iser and Literary Anthropology
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Illuminating the Scrolls: Illustrating Australian Nature in Response to the Biblical Texts of Lamentations, Ruth, Ecclesiastes and Esther
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Anne Llewellyn

Position

Head of School
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Design and Natural History Illustration

Contact Details

Email anne.llewellyn@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4544
Fax (02) 4921 5150

Office

Room ICT 311 or D208
Building ICT or Design Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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