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    Art in the Park: Drawing in Nature

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    Event description

    Experience the joy of drawing using pencils and the inspiration of Anstey Hill Recreation Park  to create an artwork that draws on the aspects of nature. Be immersed in nature while being guided by world renowned natural history illustrator Gilbert Dashorst to capture the beautiful surrounds of the park through drawing. Gilbert specialises in the field of botany and spent 30 years at the State Herbarium/Botanic Gardens of SA as their Scientific Illustrator. One of his best known works is the beautiful and informative book - "Plants of the Adelaide Plains and Hills".


    This event is accessible for all. Accessible toilet facilities are located approximately 300 metres from picnic ground.

    Who is this event for:

    The event is suitable for ages 8+.

    Meeting Point:

    Anstey Hill Recreation Park - Quarry Track Picnic Area

    *Enter park from North East Road, Tea Tree Gully

    What to Bring:

    • Enclosed shoes
    • Warm clothing / sun protection
    • Drinking water
    • Snacks
    • Personal art supplies (optional)

    Gilbert will supply you with a drawing board, paper and pencils, but you are welcome to bring your own art supplies, but keep in mind if you bring oil paints, they will take a long time to dry.


    • NPWS aims to provide inclusive events and activities for all, however some of our events do have specific requirements for participants. Please see the activity description and accessibility information to check if the event is suitable for you. If you require additional support to participate in the activity, please contact in advance.
    • This event will be postponed or cancelled in the event of unsuitable weather conditions.

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