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Artists share their knowledge

Saturday, 8th June, 2019

Dr Robert Miller (left) and Bob McRae are visiting the city as part of the annual Desert Equinox and are holding workshops for local artists today. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson Dr Robert Miller (left) and Bob McRae are visiting the city as part of the annual Desert Equinox and are holding workshops for local artists today. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is hosting workshops over two consecutive Saturdays, starting today, with two visiting artists. 

Dr Robert Miller and Bob McRae came to Broken Hill this time last year and an exhibition of their work is now on display daily from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. 

Dr Miller is a photographer and photographic educator specialising in archaeological photography. 

His workshop will be focused on photographic artwork and will be held at Robinson College for beginners and experienced artists alike.

The beginners class will be from 9am to 1pm, and the advanced 2pm to 5pm. The cost is $50, which covers both weeks. Participants are required to bring their own camera, which can include a phone, iPad or anything. 

Mr McRae was an art teacher at West Wollongong TAFE for nearly 30 years. He specialises in painting, drawing and sculpture. He has travelled all over Australia painting landscapes and natural history, including bird species. 

He will conduct a collage workshop and give tutorials on how to draw birds native to this region. 

They will take place at the Broken Hill Art Exchange (beginners 9am to 12pm and advanced 2pm to 5pm). This workshop costs $30 for both weeks and those attending must bring their own materials. 

Both workshops will be held today and on Saturday, June 15. At their conclusion, participants will be able to add their works to the exhibition. 

For more information or to secure a spot call Susan at the BH Art Exchange on 8088 4698 or 0498 531 485.

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