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The Art of the Garden:


 We are excited to extend an invitation to join celebrated Landscape Artist

 Colin Johnson

for a special view of historic Burnley Gardens. Presented as part of the Campus’ 125th celebrations, this opportunity to be in an inspirational landscape and to see it through Colin’s unique perspective is not to be missed.

The University of Melbourne, Burnley Archives            Burnley Gardens. 1918

About the sessions:

1.   En Plein Air Paint Out   Wednesday 6 April

This traditional format takes on a twist when performed in a historic garden setting. Artists are encouraged to find their own place amongst the diverse flora of the garden.Artists will be able to learn from Colin’s unique perspective on composition and technique. Experience the joy of working with a fellowship of artists.


  1. Sketchbook in Hand   Saturday 9 April
    Sketching in the wild is one of the true pleasures of being an artist and working outdoors. Come and experience the historic Burnley Gardens and enhance your technical and observational skills as well! The gardens hold a wealth of detail from aged roots and gnarly trunks to delicate flowers and foliage. Take advantage of Colin’s expertise in drawing and composition. You may wish to include the sketchbook as an essential article when next you travel.


Note:  Both the sessions are for participants who have some painting experience.

For information about Colin see here.

When: Wednesday 6 April 2016  En Plein Air Paint Out  

    AND / OR

   Saturday 9 April 2016 Sketchbook in Hand


As each session will be held only once, please book your place early.


Time: 9.30 am for registration Session time = 10 am – 3 pm.

Place: Assemble at the Wisteria Pergola, opposite Reception at the Main Admin Building

  Cost:  $60 per session

  Lunch and drinks: BYO food & liquid refreshments or you may like to walk to Swan St, (nearby) where   there are café’s

  Materials : Participants will be forwarded a materials list upon registration.


Bookings essential: email: friends.burnley@gmail.com  or Tel:  9035 6815

Parking: available in the Boulevard


Payment details: PAYMENT by EFT         ***Please notate with your name***

BSB 063420

Account No = 10018095

Account name = Friends of Burnley Gardens Inc