Angus Fisher – The Devonian Billabong Drawing workshops with Todd Fuller

In News August 12, 2021

Image: Angus Fisher drawing in progress.

Over the next two weeks Angus Fisher will be running online workshops with Todd Fuller, drawing and then animating the fish and marine life of the Devonian Period in partnership with Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub.

The Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub invite communities in the Central West NSW and beyond to imagine a world ruled by fish. Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes – armoured fishes, fishes with lungs, and some huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and provide a unique glimpse into life during the Devonian Period.

This event series will bring audiences online learning about fish species during the DEVONIAN period. Participants will learn new skills in animation and scientific illustration tutored by celebrated artists Todd Fuller and Angus Fisher. Participants and tutors will create individual fish and habitats, culminating in a giant, interspecies billabong.

For more information visit The Devonian Billabong.

Image credit: ‘Grossi’ Craig Walsh

As well as pursuing his own art practice Angus also works around Australia teaching printmaking and drawing. Angus has experience teaching people of all ages from adults and university students to high-school HSC workshops and school age children. Angus works as a sessional lecturer at The National Art School where he teaches as part of the Bachelor of Fine Art degree as well as the school’s public program etching courses. Angus also teaches printmaking and drawing at the Workshop Art Centre in Willoughby.

Angus has experience running both public and private art workshops all around Australia. From running printmaking workshops in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, leading drawing workshops at various museums, schools and even hospitals, as well as providing specialist masterclass printmaking tutoring for high-school teachers. Examples of Angus’ own work can be found as part of the Victorian and South Australian High School art curriculum, demonstrating contemporary printmaking practice in Australia.