Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

Hobsons Bay Bird Watching May 30, 2018

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Our group of friends from Singapore was guided by Libby a ranger from Hobsons Bay, accompanied by Artist Kate Gorringe Smith and Jackie Kerin and John to this wetland in Williamstown on our first morning  in Melbourne on 21 May. Some of us were first timers in bird watching. It was really an eye opener for them. I got to see first hand some species here live and it was a real treat, with a running commentary from John.

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My first overseas art workshop, in Chiangmai, 14 to 18 Nov 2017 November 20, 2017

 

Sketching in Jakarta, 19 Oct 2017 October 22, 2017

Fatahillah Square in KOTA TUA, JKT, guided  by friends Harris and Johanna. Scenes of this popular urban tourist spot, surrounded by  Dutch colonial buildings were sketched from inside  CAFE BATAVIA, where we had  coffee and snacks.

 

Bird Race 2017, with NSS at Sungei Buloh Wetlands 8 Oct October 9, 2017

It was my first ever bird race, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and a great learning experience, getting to know the ways of these  experienced birders, tracking, identifying, and their impressive in depth knowledge of the avifauna in Singapore. Our team, comprising Adrian, Shufen myself and our team leader Kim Chuah managed to id about 55  over 3 hours of walking and enjoyment of engaging with nature,  looking for birds at Sungei Buloh and Kranji Marshes. Kim Chuah was our mentor, teacher and bird expert was a inspiration to us.

 

Introductory workshop on Tailor shapes for sketching and painting September 28, 2017

First time in Singapore, this workshop will explore this new  water colour medium for expressive painting and sketching, at Overjoyed, on 7 Oct 2017, by Tham Pui San.

 

Sketching in Chiangmai Tour Nov 2017 August 22, 2017

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My guided tour for ACE SENIORs at Sungei Buloh on 18 Feb 2017 February 19, 2017

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The weather was perfect, cool and breezy and an enthusiastic small gathering of friends from ACES made the event even more interesting.

We sighted  2 cros, 2 snakes, several orb web spiders, lots of  mangrove trees with interesting root systems, some egrets, red shanks, and a few white belly sea eagles.

Their first experience of encountering cros in the wild, watching  closeup at green whip snakes  and tree climbing crabs, were highlights during the 2 hour tour.  A brief intro to the wonderful world of migratory birds that visit us  annually opened their eyes to how our living environment owes much to our feathered  friends.

Hope more members can join us the next time.

Tham Pui San, Nature guide and volunteer at Sungei Buloh Wetlands