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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch 1853–90
Past program

Members Field Trip
En plein air with Mark Dober


For Van Gogh, working en plein air was essential to capturing the seasonal changes of the natural world.

In this Members Field Trip to the Royal Botanic Gardens, learn to capture colour notes of light and shade by drawing from nature en plein air. Guided by expert plein-air artist, Mark Dober, make use of observational drawing techniques derived from Van Gogh’s artistic practice.

All materials are provided and no experience necessary.

Mark Dober

Mark creates his paintings and drawings onsite in the landscape, working in situ to respond directly to nature. Mark has a PhD in Painting from Monash University, with his work held in public and private collections across Australia. Mark has been shortlisted for a number of recent awards, including the John Glover Art Prize, the NSW Plein Air Painting Prize, and the Rick Amor Drawing Prize. Mark regularly conducts plein-air workshops in Melbourne and regional Victoria and currently resides Castlemaine, Victoria.

Sat 20 May, 11am–1pm (Past)

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Sat 20 May, 2–4pm (Past)

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