Alison Ellis is an artist living in Sydney who completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration with Honours at the University of Newcastle in 2018. In her honours year Alison concentrated her research on the epic international journeys of Australia’s migratory shorebird species, especially the birds that visit the Hunter region in the austral summer.
Alison prefers water colours for depicting the delicate beauty of the birds, but has also enjoyed printmaking with linocuts for the exhibition.
Saturday 15 June 3-5pm.
Dr Ian Wright, lecturer at University of Western Sydney, a specialist in water conservation who happens to be Alison’s brother, will open the exhibition. He believes the Hunter is in a perfect storm of factors that encapsulate Australia’s water crisis like nowhere else.
Art Exhibition Calendar 2019
Hunter Sculptors and Newcastle Printmakers combined Exhibition
Jan Clark Textile Artist
(in conjunction with Timeless Textiles)
Society of Artists
Elsie Randall – Indigenous Artist
November week 1 & 2
NOVEMBER WEEK 3 & 4
University of Newcastle Natural History Illustrators students, final year Exhibition
Natural History illustrators student Exhibition (continues until Wetlands closes for Christmas break)
July School Holiday FuN!
MAGPIE GEESE FEEDING
Come along and watch (and listen to) the free for all at feeding time.
Other pond birds like the Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coots and Purple Swamp Hens join in too.
The number of birds being fed varies with the seasons.
They are fed a mixture of grains – Sorghum, layer pellets and wheat.
They are never fed bread as it is like junk food to birds.