Arty Act: Nature as Collage
Paper collage inspired by natural objects.
Walking is a way to observe and contemplate the world around us…a garden, park or the bush. Found objects can be drawn, rubbed and traced with pencil and crayons. Textures, organic shapes and patterns create form and background. Details drawn in pencil onto your collage add perspective to your visual journey. Experiment and enjoy!
Watch as artist Vivien Haley explores the natural environment to create rubbings of leaves and natural textures to build a paper collage.
You will need:
- 6 x A3 sheets cartridge paper-in total (Note: 5 sheets for drawing and rubbings, 1 sheet to glue your shapes, patterns and textures)
- 2 x soft pencils - 4B and 2B
- 3 x oil crayons a limited palette works well. Such as Black, grey, gold.
- Glue or glue stick and scissors.
Get to Know Vivien Haley
Vivien majored in sculpture at the National Art School and Alexander Mackie College, Sydney. Graduating in 1975 with a Diploma in Fine Art, and a Visual Arts Australia Council grant to develop a solo show at the Sculpture Centre, Sydney.
She has held solo exhibitions with Beaver Gallery, Canberra; The Long Gallery, University of Wollongong; Wollongong Gallery; Hester Gallery; Object, Customs House; and Stella Downer Fine Art, Dank St, Sydney.
Her work has also been included in group shows throughout Australia’s regional galleries and museums; Victoria House, London; and the German Textile Museum, Krefeld.
Hayley’s work is held in The University of Wollongong; Wollongong Art Gallery; Araluen Arts Centre, NT; Tamworth Regional Gallery; Nepalese Women’s Association, Nepal; The City of Ohrid, Macedonia; and private collections.
As a studio artist she has developed her visual language through printmaking, textiles and collage.
Teaching and workshops include Wollongong TAFE; Wollongong University; RMIT, Melbourne; Brett Whitely Studio; Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney; and a residency at Mulgara Gallery, Yulara NT.
Nature and landscape inform her work. Connections between pattern, rhythm and repetition within the natural world. How natural forces, climate and environmental issues change our sense of place and the world around us.