ESSENTIAL WATERCOLOUR - Saturday and Sunday afternoon courses at Radio Gnome Records, 11 Air Raid Arcade, Darwin both are sold out. However a new four-week watercolour course starts on 2 May and I have an eight-week Pastel course at DVAA starting on Tuesday evenings, starting 7th May  

Please email me or see my facebook page to sign up

Also watch out for Plein Air painting and drawing sessions from my home in Humpty Doo


ARTMART at NCCA in Parap - Opening Friday 12 April - see my life drawing sketches done at the Air Raid Arcade

REQUIEM FOR A LANDSCAPE -My solo exhibition of new works on paper opens at the beautiful new Darwin Visual Arts Association (DVAA) Gallery at Harbour View Plaza on Friday 24th May


Adult Night Classes 
Watercolour - Birds, Flowers and Things 
Watercolour Landscape - all levels - techniques ''toolbox' - Wednesdays

In the Dry - Exhibition
August 2018 at DVAA Gallery, Darwin
New works on paper - including my Unfinished Panorama

Wetlands: from Waterfalls to Waves - Exhibition
Tactile Arts Gallery, Darwin , June 2018 - see my Adelaide River collection

Pastel Progression March 2018 - my solo retrospective exhibition of pastel drawings and paintings
over the last 20+years at Darwin Visal Arts Association (DVAA) Frog Hollow, Wood Street, Darwin

Wildlife Drawing workshop at Darwin Visual Arts Association
in conjunction with Erin Costelloe's Bush Tales animals

Last few of years

2017  Disorder Gallery - Darlinghurst Sydney - Top End Edge
Group Exhibition - 4 Territory Artists

Artist at Fogg Dam 

In October 2016 I curated an exhibition arising from the Artists at Fogg Dam project - a collaboration painters and craftspoeple at Tactile Arts Gallery, Darwin.  
Please use the pull-down menu to see Gallery 9 for some of my work from this residency and in the exhibition 

Awarded the 40th Katherine Art Prize on 31st July 2015

Contact me for Commissions and for individual and small group tuition in watercolour or pastel from my home in Humpty Doo or at yours





Ribcage Rib Cage - thank you Sarah Simblet for your wonderful Summer school at the Ruskin life drawing painting Painting from one of Shilo's life drawing sessions at the Air Raid Arcade

Northern Territory Artist, Alison Worsnop

Welcome to my virtual gallery. I invite you to share and enjoy some of my paintings. If you would like to inquire about a commission or to buy a painting, please do contact me.  Please also see my new Facebook page:

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Gallery 1 - Adelaide River

Sapphire Creek - one of a new series of mixed media paintings - inspired by the Adelaide River, which I plan to exhibit soon! I will 'hang' them in Gallery 1 in this website. View the gallery

Wallaby near Lost City LNP

Gallery 3 - Favourite pastels

Pastel Progression: 20+years of pastels from the Northern Territory of Australia - my solo exhibition at Darwin Visual Arts Association running from 9 to 24 March 2018.
To view this Gallery, please go to pull-down menu at the top left of this Home page.


Gallery 2 - Threatened & Extinct Species

Includes some of my entries for Territory Wildlife Park's Exhibition in 2017 and the Northern Territory Threatened Species Network annual art shows:
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waterbirds at Fogg dam

Gallery 9 - Fogg Dam

Work from my residency as Artist at Fogg Dam 2015-2016 and exhibited at Tactile Arts Gallery in October 2017

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Kingfisher med format

Iridescence - Kingfisher and two Damselflies

My Prize winning entry for the Katherine Prize 2015. This painting needs to be seen in person - the camera simply can't capture the shimmering surface of the paint. It is in Acrylic and collage on canvas and 100 x 77cm in size.
It is inspired by the seasonal Creek that passes through our property at Humpty Doo, with its tiny water lilies and other strange water plants. The Azure Kingfisher is one of a succession of Kingfisher species that visit the Creek at different stages of the wet season.

Pygmy Geese

Gallery 4 - Wings - Solo exhibition - May 2015

Inspired by Goose Lagoon at the Territory Wildlife Park these two tiny geese (in fact, they are small perching ducks) paddle nonchalantly through shimmering floodwater, amidst floating and submerged leaves. I would like to thank the Director and staff of the Park who made this painting possible, particularly Damien Stanioch.
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Black footed tree rat

Gallery 5 - Butterflies and other Wildlife

I contributed to the Solomon Islands Government collection at Dodo Creek when I lived in Honiara, I understand that unfortunately the collection was destroyed in the troubles. Some, including a few specimens of 'my butterfly' had been sent to the British Museum.
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Link to Gallery - Traditional Watercolours

Gallery 7 - Watercolours

Traditional transparent watercolours > View the gallery

Pied Pigeons

Gallery 8 - Tropical Voices Exhibition

If you have lived in Darwin, or anywhere in the Tropics, there must be images, sounds and sensations which will always be evocative and you will remember them wherever you go. I have tried to capture some of these.
(To view the gallery, please select 'Gallery 8' from the menu on the upper left of this page)
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