Images from the first Flinders Art Escape, Rawnsley Park Station, November 2010
FLINDERS ART ESCAPES WITH GILBERT DASHORST
RAWNSLEY PARK STATION, FLINDERS RANGES
An art escape is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and hone your skills or try something new! Hosted by renowned artist, Gilbert Dashorst, you may choose to receive detailed art instruction, or to work on your art and seek advice from Gilbert as required. The choice is yours.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gilbert graduated from the North Adelaide School of Art in 1980 before travelling to Europe as a freelance illustrator for two and a half years. Returning to Adelaide in 1983, he started as the botanical illustrator for the Botanical Gardens of Adelaide and the State Herbarium, illustrating plant material for scientific publications world-wide; a position he still holds today.
In 1988, a Churchill Fellowship enabled Gilbert to spend 5 months working with botanists and botanical artists in Leiden (the Netherlands) and one month at Kew (England) enhancing his botanical illustration skills and research into Australian botanical artists.
In 1990, Gilbert produced the book “Plants of the Adelaide Plains and Hills”, which is now in its’ third edition. In 2000, Gilbert held his first successful solo exhibition during the Adelaide Festival and Fringe titled “All in a Day’s Work”, at Urrbrae House.
Gilbert’s work is held in many overseas private collections.