Monthly Archives: November 2015

My Supreme Court Library exhibition

I have an exhibition of drawings of the books and shelves OF the Supreme Court Library of Victoria IN the Supreme Court Library.

I have been working at the Library since last September and have spent some of my lunch hours drawing amongst the shelves. At first I drew in my sketchbook and then when I realised they were really quite good, I drew on loose sheets of paper. This means that there are about six earlier drawings in one sketchbook, which is a lovely record, but not very good for displaying, as only one page can be opened at a time.

My colleagues became aware of my sketches and are very supportive.The Director and Supreme Court Librarian at Supreme Court of Victoria encouraged me to have an exhibition.

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I am slightly overwhelmed and in awe as they are surrounded by traditional (and modern) portraits of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Victoria over the past 175 years painted by great Australian artists, many of them Archibald Prize winners since the 1920’s.

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There is no photography in the court precinct so I will have to sketch the exhibition!

I also added some whimsy to the display with sketches on paper coffee cups.

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Earlier this year  I had greeting cards printed with some of these images – available for sale on my ETSY shop

If you are in Melbourne. Please come and visit  my exhibition which is on display until 22 January 2016 . The Supreme Court Library is open to the public  as well as the legal profession and is a working library, You just need to go through the security (like at an airport).

Please note that no photography is allowed in the courts precinct , including the Library.

Supreme Court Library

210 William Street, Melbourne

8.30 – 6.00 Mon – Thurs,  8.30-5.00 Fri


On Saturday about 36 Urban Sketchers in Melbourne met at South Melbourne Markets for a few hours of sketching.

photos by Evelyn Yee

I stayed all day and completed 8 pages. I am experimenting with adding colour highlights to the page . I would like some of my drawings of crowds to have bit more interest . (Thanks Kaz for your advice !!)

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Who are Urban Sketchers ???

We are an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing.

Our mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of on-location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.

1.We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2.Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3.Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4.We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5.We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6.We support each other and draw together.
7.We share our drawings online.
8.We show the world, one drawing at a time.

My Christmas cards are available


Christmas is coming. The countdown is on. I have four Christmas cards for sale in my Etsy online shop!


This card is not Christmas specific and could be given at any time of the year










I chose four watercolour pencil drawings which I drew over the past few years. In the past I have photocopied and printed these drawings and given these to friends and family. This year I decided to have them professionally printed by my Melbourne printer and add them to my growing range of cards.


This card is not Christmas specific and could be given at any time of the year










Of course you could give the gift of cards and purchase a selection of my other cards of feathers ,nests, books and library shelves !

All of my Greeting cards are printed on 300 gsm Cream card

Size 130mm x 180mm (5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inch)

and come with an envelope in a sealed clear cellophane bag.

The card is blank inside, so you can write a long, inspired message or a simple, short note.