Thursday, April 11, 2013

Trip to Canberra and Adelaide

Back in March, another urban sketcher, kaz e dru, and I took a trip to Canberra and Adelaide to see the Toulouse-Lautrec and Turner exhibitions in each respective city. While I didn't draw anything from the two exhibitions, we found other places, especially outdoors, to draw.


As always, the Australian War Memorial provides ample inspiration for any sketcher. This trip we stayed outside and had a look around the Sculpture Garden.


We spent more time in Adelaide as we had both never visited this city before. It is so different from any Australian capital I've been to. It's close to being pure vintage, particularly its architecture. We spent a day at the Botanic Gardens and I painted the Palm House a few times.

Then another day I ventured out and around the city and did my own sketchcrawl.

Another day was spent at the zoo. Always a challenge to draw moving animals but always up for it.

We ended the trip by having a wonderful, scrummy meal at Ruby Red Flamingo in North Adelaide. A very laid back atmosphere and very colourful setting.

This is only a small selection of my sketches from this trip. I cannot upload them all here as there are too many, but if you would like to see the rest and with some detail on the hows and whys of my artwork, please click here and visit my blog.



  1. Hi, Meegan, wonderful post and drawings!!! I’ve been thinking of the bus tour to Canberra for Lautrec exhibition. Have a wonderful day.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  2. Really good pictures and drawings.I am keen to see your collection of drawings.If you can share link of it with me.Have you visited Black mountain tower,if yes then please share the drawing of it .

  3. I am an ardent art enthusiast but unfortunately I am not gifted with any artistic skills. Since young I have been trying to sharpen my abilities but I think I will just stick to admiring the works of others. I was at a self storage Adelaide the other day and I managed to capture on camera a few majestic sceneries such as the ones which you have beautifully managed to sketch out. I will use my free time this weekend to come up with something close to yours. Wish me luck!