02 Feb 2024
180 Minutes

Drawing with Nature

Workshop with Clare Delaney

Set in the beautiful Lewers Gallery gardens at twilight, join artist Clare Delaney to explore drawing in response to nature. Immersed in the shapes, colour, light, smells, sounds and textures of the garden, we will make our own drawing tools from materials collected from the garden, and play and experiment with naturally made inks, as well as charcoal and gouache, to capture the essence of this amazing garden.

Building on our experiments with natural materials we will work on bringing different marks, shapes and textures together in one finished work. Participants will also take home their drawing tools and experimental process drawings.


Clare Delaney lives and works in the Blue Mountains on Dharug and Gundungurra country. She is an artist, art facilitator, gardener, and compost maker. Having a deep concern for the planet’s health and future survival has inspired Clare to look at other ways to create art; submerging paper/canvas in her garden compost, recycling, reusing, making natural inks and using found materials in her work.

Clare has been facilitating art workshops since 2005 and during that time has worked with a wide range of people of varying artistic abilities Clare has exhibited widely including the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Braemar Gallery. She was a 2016 Macquarie Bank Emerging Artist Prize finalist, 2021 Wollongong Watercolour Prize finalist and a 2022 Dobell Drawing Prize finalist.


Simmer is an evening program of experimental music and art at Penrith Regional Gallery this Summer. Rich with sensorial encounters, Simmer awakens the senses as the sun sets over the gardens and galleries at Emu Plains. Simmer includes a program of music and sound art, curated by acclaimed Blue Mountains composer Monica Brooks, and a series of workshops facilitated by guest artists. CLICK HERE to view the full Simmer program.

This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.

02 Feb 2024 5:30 pm

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