Truganina Explosives Reserve - 19th February 2022
Hobsons Bay Arts Society (HBAS), with the support of the Hobsons Bay Council through its Make it Happen Grants Program, and in partnership with local historical and environmental groups is proud to lead the delivery of the “Seeing Our Home” program. This project brings together local residents with art instructors, local historians, and community groups to use theme-based urban sketching to deepen our understanding of the wonderful community in which we live. Due to the current COVID situation, this months program consists of a live online presentation from a local expert followed by an online instructor-guided sketching workshop.
For our fifth “Seeing Our Home” Community Urban Sketching event we will be visiting the historic Truganina Explosives Reserve in Altona. Set within the picturesque heritage gardens, the beautifully restored Keepers cottages and their associated outbuildings make an ideal setting for our sketching workshop. We will be guided through the fascinating history of the area by Ralph Coghill, the Treasurer of the Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society (TERPS). We will then have the distinguished watercolourist, Ted Dansey, lead a sketching workshop focusing on some of the key scenes in the area. (See images below).
The program will be open to all levels of experience, particularly encouraging beginners. The activity will start with a 20-minute presentation followed by a 45 minute guided sketching workshop led by Ted. You can attend the event virtually through our online portal. You can register through Eventbrite for the onsite or the virtual events, just follow the links below. With the online experience, you can watch the presentations and participate in the sketching workshops from the comfort of your home through our Facebook Event page.
The decision to have the onsite event will be contingent on the COVID situation in the week prior to the event. Our last event was interrupted by the Omicron wave, but our hope is that by February 19th that wave will be more stable and we can hold the group gathering. If for any reason the onsite event is cancelled then everyone will be notified to meet online and we will hold the event via the HBAS Facebook event site (details will be sent to you).
Looking forward to seeing you onsite or online!
Watch the Workshop
You can watch Ted's sketching workshop for this event at our "seeing Our Home" Facebook group at: