I’m thrilled to be awarded the Police Point Artist in Residency through Mornington Peninsula Shire Arts & Culture.

As part of the Residency I will be holding a community experience of exploring art through nature.

Exploring ephemeral art techniques you will connect with nature and your creativity. This art technique involves creating temporary art works using found objects from nature such as leaves and sticks and placing them into patterns and shapes.

These works are simply left in the place you create them, allowing you to develop a deeper understand of the natural world around you and concepts of transitory and connection.

It is a fun, inspirational experience that excites your imagination, perception and creativity – and makes you see the world around you in a different way.

Over two hours you will work directly in the natural environment guided by a series of exercises in creating ephemeral art. You will create one work or a series of works that integrate into the natural environment.

About the teacher:

Catriona Pollard is a contemporary artist who uses traditional basketry techniques to transform foraged plant fibres into organic sculptural works. Engaging audiences to build creative connection with the natural world is a fundamental part of her art practice and her teaching.

By transforming organic material into sculptures, she presents an opportunity to be enchanted by the natural world and the stories it shares.

She spends time creating ephemeral works as a way of exploring the concept of impermanence within nature and the juxtaposition of society’s current disconnection with it. The process of disintegration of organic material – and spending a day creating art that is simply left to disintegrate is an integral aspect of this exploration. More information: TheArtofWeaving.com.au

Date and time

Thu, 7 Sep 2023 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEST


Police Point Shire Park, Franklands Drive, Portsea VIC

Franklands Drive Portsea, VIC 3944

What to bring:



Depending on the weather – Long-sleeved shirt and long pants, sturdy footwear such as sneakers, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent or wet weather gear.

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