Art Class: Beauty and Renewal of the Coal Loader at Waverton
Significance of Place: Beauty and Renewal of the Coal Loader at Waverton - an art class led by Sandy Shilansky, Librarian and Artist at Stanton Library.
The Coal Loader, on the western side of the Waverton peninsula, is a special site where many paths of history intersect.
As well as being a place of physical and spiritual significance for Aboriginal Australians, the Coal Loader itself, operating from the 1920s to 1990s, functioned as a depot for the transfer of coal between ships. The current Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability was opened in July 2011.
This art class, led by Librarian and Artist Sandy Shilansky, draws on the influences of the areas bushland setting, industrial heritage, and harbour locale. We will start with a series of quick sketches before drawing your composition in further detail.
Many famous artists drew inspiration from the area of Berry’s Bay and Balls Head reserve, and we will be showing you examples from our collection at Stanton Library.
The spontaneity of ‘plein air’ will be the essence of this event.