CHRIS ROCKLEY - Scientific illustrator and educator

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Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours)
AssDip. Arts (Graphic Design)

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What we do - Scientific illustration; design and workshops.

Specialist topic areas: South Eastern Australian flora; algae (edible); estuarine fish; fresh water invertebrates; insect pollinators; wetland flora and fauna (fresh and salt-marsh); weeds; herbarium collection and preservation, 

Scientific Illustration
Mediums: Pen and ink; graphite; watercolour; colour pencil; scratch board
Chris is often commissioned to create illustrations for scientific publications, government, school resources, interpretive signage and topical magazines. See Artwork Services for examples of past work. 

Corporate identity; publications; educational resources; interpretive signage and textile designs. For examples of work go to Design Services.


A passionate teacher and workshop facilitator. Chris has 10 years experience teaching adults groups, university classes and school groups. Her focus is on helping people to "see" the natural environment through careful observation. Workshop topics vary with regional habitats and the season but usually have a field excursion component and follows up with more detailed drawing exercise in a studio environment.

Recently commissioned workshops
Banyule City Council (Malahang Festival) - "Waterbugs and Flora of the Volcanic Plains"
Environment Education Victoria - Hobson's Bay TEN's - "Waterbugs for kids"
Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens - "Drawing plants with insects"
Art and Ecology - "Drawing native orchids"

Laverton College P-12 - "Seaweeds for the garden and art mentoring"

Slow Food Festival - Seaweed foraging
Altona Community Group - Seaweed foraging

Contact us if you'd like Chris Rockley Studios to design a unique Natural History based workshop for your group or school. We will happily travel to regional areas of Victoria.


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