Talk: GONE WALKABOUT – Painting the wildlife of Australia

Date: 4th  October 7.30pm

Talk: GONE WALKABOUT –  Painting the wildlife of Australia

Venue : Nottingham : The Dales United Reform Church Parkdale Road Bakersfield Nottingham NG3

A1 17.01

Details : Join Pollyanna as she returns once again by popular demand to the Dales church to present her brand new talk about her most recent expedition.

Stepping off the plane on to Australian soil Pollyanna completed her incredible quest to paint on all seven continents.  During this talk she will share stories from the two months spent travelling around the country, visiting numerous wildlife sanctuaries and hospitals to learn more about the animals they were caring for.  On Philip Island she was enchanted to watch the evening return of the fairy penguin – the world’s smallest species – to feed their chicks at their nest sites after a day spent fishing at sea. She spent time trekking in the outback, and searching for animals in the wild – being rewarded with numerous sightings of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and even a wild dingo. Pollyanna also joined wildlife rangers in the Western Plains of Victoria to help with their daily monitoring of wild koalas in the area, and spent a day planting trees as part of their eucalyptus reforestation project. While on the continent Pollyanna felt compelled to take in the iconic beauty of Uluru, in the red centre, which provided further inspiration for her artwork.

A fund-raising evening for the church roof – all welcome. Tickets £6.00 including tea or coffee and cakes. Some tickets may be available on the door, but advance booking is advised as Pollyanna’s previous talks have sold out. To book, or for further details Tel 0115 9875605 or email kb.clarkson@btinternet.com