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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 04/02/2009
  • Master of Design, University of Newcastle, 10/05/2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Newcastle College of Advanced Education, 08/05/1987
  • Graduate Diploma of Art, Hunter Institute of Higher Education, 07/05/1998

Research

Research keywords

  • Art of Environmental Information
  • Fieldwork Methodology

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190500Visual Arts And Crafts50
120307Visual Communication Design (Incl. Graphic Design)50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • member - Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
  • Member - The Australian Museum Society
  • member - Friend of the National Library

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • member - Friends of Kings Park and Botanic Garden Perth

Appointments

Head of School
University Of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/2009
Deputy Head of School
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/2005 - 01/12/2007

Awards

Award

2010Research Excellence Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology (Australia)
Faculty of Science and IT Research Excellence Award
2007Teaching and Learning Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology (Australia)
Awarded for excellence in teaching in the area of Natural History Illustration.
1987Margaret Senior Award
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (Australia)
Award for top student in the Graduate Diploma in Art (wildlife illustration)

Invitations

School of Arts and Social Sciences
Southern Cross University NSW, Australia (External Reviewer - Departments.)
2007

Collaboration

Development of an innovative fieldwork methodology for Natural History Illustrators.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Head of School Design Communication and Information Technology

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Natural History Field Studies
  • Natural history Theoretical studies
  • Natural history studio studies

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
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Llewellyn AA, A Voyage of Discovery-Exhibition at Aspects of Kings Park, Aspects of Kings Park (2006) [J1]

The often underestimated value of field observation and data collection in the development of a body of illustrative artwork is overcome as the collected data is presented in a multi-dimensional confluence of art and science. The resulting images generate an immediate and authentic response to the natural landscape that demonstrates the interconnections and relationships between elements of living environments. A Voyage of Discovery contributes to the development of a cumulative new approach to data collection, interpretation and application that benefits natural history illustrators nationally and internationally. The development of an innovative fieldwork methodology that can be applied to contemporary natural history illustration artwork is tested in the Voyage of Discovery: a 1600 kilometre journey through the isolated and little researched landscape of the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia. Critically evaluating existing research methods has developed a methodology that can assist illustrators to achieve consistently accurate data collection in the field that will inform and enhance the results in finished artwork. Unlike many of their fine art counterparts, natural history illustrators are required to accurately record and have in-depth understanding of the subjects they are representing.

2002Llewellyn AA, Portraits from Nature, Lake Macquarie City Art gallery (2002) [J1]
2003Llewellyn AA, 'The Art of Communicating Environmental Information - Visually Defining a Sense of Place', Airs Waters Places, University of Newcastle (2003) [E1]
2003Llewellyn 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]

Co-authors: Christine Sanders

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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

Journal article (2 outputs)

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

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Llewellyn AA, 'From fieldwork to fruitition', Bar Harbor (2005) [E3]
2004Llewellyn 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]
2003Llewellyn 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]

Co-authors: Christine Sanders

2003Llewellyn 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Llewellyn AA, The Llewellyn Chest, exhibited at the Macquarie Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW (2010) [J1]
2010Llewellyn AA, Curio Naturae: Celebrating Governer Lachlan Macquarie's Connection with Newcastle, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library (2010) [J1]
2010Llewellyn AA, Curio naturae, Newcastle Region Library, NSW, Australia (2010) [J2]
2008Llewellyn AA, Drawn from Nature: An Exhibition of Natural History Illustration Dedicated to the Late Professor Graham Gilchrist, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [J2]
2006Llewellyn AA, A Voyage of Discovery-Exhibition at Aspects of Kings Park, Aspects of Kings Park (2006) [J1]

The often underestimated value of field observation and data collection in the development of a body of illustrative artwork is overcome as the collected data is presented in a multi-dimensional confluence of art and science. The resulting images generate an immediate and authentic response to the natural landscape that demonstrates the interconnections and relationships between elements of living environments. A Voyage of Discovery contributes to the development of a cumulative new approach to data collection, interpretation and application that benefits natural history illustrators nationally and internationally. The development of an innovative fieldwork methodology that can be applied to contemporary natural history illustration artwork is tested in the Voyage of Discovery: a 1600 kilometre journey through the isolated and little researched landscape of the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia. Critically evaluating existing research methods has developed a methodology that can assist illustrators to achieve consistently accurate data collection in the field that will inform and enhance the results in finished artwork. Unlike many of their fine art counterparts, natural history illustrators are required to accurately record and have in-depth understanding of the subjects they are representing.

2005Llewellyn AA, Miniatures, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle (2005) [J2]
2004Llewellyn 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]
2004Heinrich HD, Llewellyn AA, Patipla is Watching Us; Remnants of Green, Mercy Hospice, Newcastle (2004) [J2]

Co-authors: Herbert Heinrich

2003Llewellyn AA, D: Brief - Intrados Exhibition, Intrados Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Llewellyn AA, D:Brief - Watt Space Exhibition, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle (2003) [J2]
2003Llewellyn AA, D: Brief - Rocketart Exhibition, Rocketart Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2002Llewellyn AA, Portraits from Nature, Lake Macquarie City Art gallery (2002) [J1]
2002Llewellyn AA, Heinrich HD, Minmi paravertabra, Macquarie University Gallery, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2002) [J2]

Co-authors: Herbert Heinrich

2001Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green RIP (2001) [J2]
2001Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green RIP, Brisbane, Australia (2001) [J2]
1999Llewellyn A, Modern Day Values, Morpeth, Australia (1999) [J2]
1999Ostwald 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]
1998Llewellyn A, Centacare Inaugural Art Show, Newcastle, Australia (1998) [J2]
1997Llewellyn A, Ghost Gums (1997) [J2]
1997Llewellyn A, Display Cabinet, for sesquicentenary celebration book for Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (1997) [J2]
1997Llewellyn A, Design Dept Staff Exhibition, Honey We''re Home, Newcastle, Australia (1997) [J2]
1996Llewellyn A, Group Exhibitions at Erringhi Gallery, Clarence Town, Australia (1996) [J2]
1995Llewellyn A, Waterwise in Agriculture Pavillion, Newcastle, (1995) [J2]
1995Llewellyn A, The Boardwalk in Horticulture Pavillion, Newcastle, Australia (1995) [J2]
1994Llewellyn A, Back to the future in Agriculture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1994) [J2]
1994Llewellyn A, Interiors (1994) [J2]
1994Llewellyn A, Sunny Days in Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1994) [J2]
1994Llewellyn A, Aboriginal Themes at Bandmora Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (1994) [J2]
1993Llewellyn A, Our Land, in Agriculture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993Llewellyn A, Invited Artists Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993Llewellyn A, Around the world with plants in Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993Llewellyn A, Selected works by Maitland Artists, Maitland, Australia (1993) [J2]
1993Llewellyn A, We care, in Agriculture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1993) [J2]
1992Llewellyn A, The Power Plant, In Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1992) [J2]
1992Llewellyn A, Plantasia, in Horticulture Pavilion, Newcastle, Australia (1992) [J2]
1991Llewellyn A, Rainforest Images, Klkari Centre, Newcastle, Australia (1991) [J2]
1990Llewellyn A, Wildlife Encounters, Colorado, USA, (1990) [J2]
1990Llewellyn A, Gran''s Backyard, Newcastle, Australia (1990) [J2]
1990Llewellyn A, Cross the Creek,, Newcastle, Australia (1990) [J2]
1989Llewellyn A, Tropicolours Exhibition, Sydney, Australia (1989) [J2]
1989Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green, Newcastle, Australia (1989) [J2]
1989Llewellyn A, Nightlife Encounters, Newcastle, Australia (1989) [J2]
1988Llewellyn A, Remnants of Green, becomes ''permanent'' exhibition in Newcastle Regional Museum, Newcastle, Australia (1988) [J2]
1987Llewellyn A, Graduate Diploma in Art Exhibition Hunter Institute Higher Education (1987) [J2]
1987Llewellyn A, Group exhibitions, Pokolbin, Australia (1987) [J2]
1987Llewellyn A, Maitland Tertiary Student Art Award Exhibition, Maitland, Australia (1987) [J2]
1986Llewellyn A, BA(VA) Graduate Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia (1986) [J2]
1986Llewellyn A, Shortland Wetlands Centre Student Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia (1986) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$86,701

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2013 (1 grants)

ERF Teaching Relief - Payne$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Catherine Payne, Doctor Anne Llewellyn
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:G1201024

2012 (1 grants)

Teaching Relief - Koutsoukos$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anne Llewellyn, Ms Christina Koutsoukos
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020122012
GNo:G1101088

2010 (1 grants)

ERF Teaching Relief - James $24,636
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anne Llewellyn, Dr Melanie James
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,63620102010
GNo:G0900090

2005 (1 grants)

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Annual Conference 2005, 7-13 August 2005$1,565
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anne Llewellyn
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,56520052005
GNo:G0185445

2003 (2 grants)

The development of an innovative field based methadology as applied to contemporary natural history illustration$9,800
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anne Llewellyn
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,80020032003
GNo:G0183775

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

Project Team
Doctor Anne Llewellyn
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70020032003
GNo:G0183501
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions19
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL2.8
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL5.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Principal SupervisorBeyond Exploration: Illustrating the Botanical Legacy of Ludwig Leichhardt
20142016PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Co-SupervisorThe Moving Finger Paints... Visually Translating FitzGerald's 'Rubaiyt of Omar Khayyam' (1889) into a Modern Australian Context
20142016PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Principal SupervisorThe 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.
20132015M Phil(Natural History Illust)Co-SupervisorBotanical Watercolour Paintings of Mangrove Species of Queensland
20132015M Phil(Natural History Illust)Co-SupervisorEducation is the Key to Reducing a Fear of Reptiles: Strategies for Harmonious Co-existence
20132012M Phil(Natural History Illust)Co-SupervisorFrom Sea to Snow: Illustrating the Effect of Light and Colour on Selected Environments
20132017PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Co-SupervisorDrawing, Drafting and Design as a Means for the Multilayered Interpretation of the Natural World
20132014PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation into Images of Land, Sea, Sky and Cloud
20122014M Phil(Natural History Illust)Co-SupervisorImmanence Illustrating the Hand of God: Images of Nature in Medieval and Contemporary Visual Art
20122014M Phil(Natural History Illust)Co-SupervisorA study of the Flora and Fauna of the National Parks Authority Controlled and Managed Saltwater and Khappinghat Reserves
20122016PhD (Design)Co-SupervisorThe Power of Drawing: Art for Health's Sake
20122015PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Co-SupervisorThe Art and Science of Botanical Illustration and Identification within Hornsby Shire
20112017PhD (Design)Co-SupervisorThe Psychology of the Gaze
20112014PhD (Design)Principal SupervisorDepicting Images: Amphibian Images Made into Illustrations as a Visually Descriptive Field Guide
20112014PhD (Design)Principal SupervisorContextualizing the Ancient Wall Paintings of Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan
20102017PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Principal SupervisorThe Odes of Nature: Exploring the Cognitive and Botanical Images in Response to the Book of Songs (Shi Jing)
20102013PhD (Design)Principal SupervisorIn Pursuit of Motion: Developing a Methodological Framework for Illustrating Moments of Movement in Birds and Fish
20092014M Philosophy (Design)Co-SupervisorThe Application of Hand-Rendered Techniques in Modern Day Visual Communication
20092012M Philosophy (Design)Principal SupervisorRed Fox - A Visual Journey into the History of a Creature That is Both Revered and Reviled

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013M Philosophy (Design)Principal SupervisorMapping the Floral
2013M Philosophy (Design)Co-SupervisorThe Art of Science and Creativity - A Visual Interpretation of Bushland and Coastal Environments
2013PhD(Natural History Illustrat)Principal SupervisorWild Visions: An Artistic Investigation into Animal Vision
2012PhD (Design)Principal SupervisorVisualising the D'harawal Seasons and Climatic Cycles
2011PhD (Design)Co-SupervisorAn Analysis of Traditional and Digital Methods for Producing Three Dimensional Artworks
2010PhD (Comm & Media Arts)Co-SupervisorWolfgang Iser and Literary Anthropology
2009PhD (Design)Co-SupervisorIlluminating the Scrolls: Illustrating Australian Nature in Response to the Biblical Texts of Lamentations, Ruth, Ecclesiastes and Esther
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Dr Alice (Anne) Llewellyn

Work Phone(02) 4985 4544
Fax(02) 4921 5150
Email
PositionHead of School
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaDesign and Natural History Illustration
Office
ICT 311 or D208,
ICT or Design Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/anne-llewellyn