Artistry to bloom at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station as spring rolls in

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Ros Jenke watercolour depicting scarlet banksia blooming in Albany's Regional Wildflower Garden.
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Wildflowers, wildlife and watercolour will have Albany’s Historic Whaling Station blooming with activity as spring rolls around.

A jam-packed schedule of activities for creative enthusiasts will kick off at the whaling station next month.

Albany watercolour artist Ros Jenke is back with her Watercolour and Wildflowers plein air workshop set among the blooms of the regional wildflower garden.

People keen to try their hand at the art can immerse themselves in the garden for a day of painting on September 30 while learning techniques of sketching and painting in open air.

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The 41/2 hour tutored workshop is suitable for all skill levels and includes a picnic lunch overlooking King George Sound.

Albany Outdoor Painters also return for another art exhibition and sale as part of the 2021 Southern Art and Craft Trail.

A Sense of Placeexhibition features an exciting array of artworks by five artists in different mediums, inspired by sketching and painting in various locations around Albany and beyond.

This exhibition and art sale is on from September 25 to October 10 with the gallery open 9am-5pm daily.

Visitors to the station will have the chance to meet the head gardener for a garden highlights walk and talk providing people with an understanding of the region's importance to Australia’s biodiversity.

Starting on September 2, the walks will run at 12:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays each week.

For the history lovers, The Night Watch Experience returns on October 1 at 6pm for the opportunity to step aboard the old Cheynes IV for a night like no other.

Visitors will discover stories from the whale chasers’ historic past while exploring parts of the ship in an after-dark experience.

Back for the school holidays are the Nocturnal Wildlife Tours available on October 5 and 7 only.

For information, call 9844 4021.

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