Bernadette Drabsch

 

 


 

As a lecturer in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle Dr. Drabsch focuses her research on prehistoric art in society, art creation as a ritual process and indigenous rock art of Australia. After earning a University medal for her undergraduate studies in Ancient History and Classical Languages, and first class honours in Natural History Illustration, Bernadette completed a PhD focused on the reconstruction of wall paintings from the Dead Sea site of Teleilat Ghassul. She works at Pella in Jordan as a volunteer archaeological illustrator biannually.

Areas of Expertise:

- Prehistoric art in society

- Early visual narratives and linear inscriptions

- Indigenous rock art

- Cultural heritage mapping

Major Works:

The Mysterious Wall Painting of Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan

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Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way. Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind MOOC course is for you. The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central.

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