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Laura Patterson in her studio. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse. 

Landscape Composition Workshop with Laura Patterson

Join Laura Patterson for an artist-led landscape composition workshop.

Join City in the Sun exhibiting artist Laura Patterson in this hands-on workshop and learn how to unpack complex landscape subject matter to create your own two-dimensional compositions. Drawing inspiration from dense Queensland rainforests, Laura translates her research, photographs and field studies into intricate and skilful arrangements in her studio.

MoB is bringing this idea to the centre of Brisbane City with an outing to the lush rainforest reaches of the City Botanic Gardens, followed by a workshop back in the cool of our Museum studio.

This workshop is an opportunity to meet Laura, learn about her unique methods for distilling the qualities of a landscape and apply these methods to your own creative practice and image-making.

Suitable for all levels of makers and those working in a variety of media.

Workshop includes:

  • Pencils
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Artist’s paper
  • Light refreshments
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Where do I meet on the day?

Please meet MoB staff at the City Botanic Gardens entrance that is opposite Queensland Parliament House. This can be accessed via the driveway/loading zone at the intersection of Alice Street and George Street.

Click here to view on Google Maps.

What should I bring along?

We recommend patrons bring a sun hat, sunscreen and a device to take photos.  Patrons also have the option to bring along additional notebooks or sketch pads.

How long is the walk from City Hall to City Botanic Gardens?

The walk from City Hall to City Botanic Gardens takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes.

About Laura Patterson

Laura Patterson’s art practice is informed by her background in architecture and her continued investigation of visual art as a means of synthesising multiple ideas into a single object.

Laura has a Bachelor of Architectural Design and a Masters of Architecture from The University of Queensland. Since graduating in 2014, she worked simultaneously across architecture and visual art, until mid-2018 when she committed to working full time on her art practice.

Laura has exhibited work across Australia and has been included in numerous art prizes, including the Glover Prize and the Mosman Prize and was the winner of the Milburn Art Prize in 2019.

Laura Patterson in her studio. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.