Wake & Make: Neighbourhood Calling Cards

Saturday August 7, 10am – 11.30pm

Meet artist Freedom Wilson for a morning of sharing and drawing, as we investigate a series of natural found objects, sourced from our own backyards or neighbourhood streets.

Participants are encouraged to source six of these natural found objects, and think about how they relate to each other. For example, you may come across a feather and a gumleaf below a gumtree and collect these to draw in the workshop.

At the beginning of the session we will show and tell what we found from our surrounding ecosystems – and how they relate to each other, how they have evolved together, and how they depend on each other for survival.

Folding the paper into six sections, we will start to draw, discussing line, shading and music for best practice drawing. By the end of the workshop each participant will have started a their own set of neighbourhood calling cards, or a hand drawn zine, exploring the environment in which they live.


– Cut a piece of good quality drawing paper to about 20cm x 75cm. Recommended Stonehenge paper.

– Pencils 5h, 2h, h, hb, 2b, 5b, 8b

– Kneadable eraser

– At least 6 natural found objects that somehow relate to each other.


– Fixative or hairspray.

About Freedom Wilson

Freedom Wilson is an artist, printmaker and conservationist mostly utilising pencil and paper on location to investigate relationships between plant life and landscape. Her work seeks to understand landscape as plantscape, realising the integral role that the evolution and coexistence of plants play, within Australia’s extraordinary and beautiful wild terrain.

$15. Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wake-make-3-neighbourhood-calling-cards-tickets-164923439447