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2 Day En Plein Air Workshop With Ross Laurie

May 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - May 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

En plein air is the act of painting outdoors in situ within the landscape. It can be a challenging and beautiful way of working that can enable the artist to better capture the changing details of weather and light. Many artists, including those featured in War and Peace work en plein air.

Using drawing materials and/or paints, develop your skills in capturing atmosphere, light and distance unique to working outdoors, led by artist Ross Laurie. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable e.g. chair, mat etc. NERAM will provide a selection of drawing materials, paper and boards but we encourage you to bring your own favourite materials to work with as well.

Day 1:
Saturday 29 May 2021
9:30am – 4pm
On Location at Blue Hole

Day 2:
Sunday 30 May 2021
9.30am – 4pm
On Location TBC

Tickets: $275/ $250 Friends of NERAM/ Culture Club

Materials you may wish to bring: pencils, charcoal, ink, watercolour, gouache acrylic/oil paint, palette, brushes, portable easel, sketchbook, paper. Participants will meet on location. Lunch will be provided both days.

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Maximum of 12ppl, don’t miss out!!!


Abstract Landscape artist Ross Laurie was born in Walcha, NSW in 1961. Laurie studied Visual Art, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1982. In 1984 and 1985 Laurie travelled to London to complete a Foundation Course at St Martin’s School of Arts, and then continue his studies at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University, UK). He graduated from the Victorian College Prahan in 1986. Laurie returned to Walcha in 1990.

Ross Laurie won the inaugural Norville Prize for Landscape Painting, the COFA Print Award at the Paddington Art Prize and the Kings School Art Prize. Laurie has also been selected as a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Biennial and the Wynne Prize, both at the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney. Notably, Ross’ work has been selected for the Salon des Refuses ten times between 1995 and 2019.

Laurie’s work can be found in numerous state and corporate collections such as Artbank, AGNSW, National Gallery, Canberra, New England Regional Art Museum, Tamworth Regional Gallery, the Laverty Collection Sydney, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Macquarie Bank Collection and NRMA Sydney.

This program has been supported by Arts Restart funding through the NSW Government.


May 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am
May 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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