Asta Lander 

I am a Scottish born Australian artist and illustrator - equally enthusiastic about animals as I am art.  The art on this site is a sample of my work. Please click on front images for more in each category. You can see other work, including my most recent,  at instagram - @asta_lander, where I post regularly. I would love to interact with you there. 

My illustrations have been published in Spirituality and Health Magazine and a book on motherhood - 'More Precious Than Pearls', by Anne Hamilton & Natalie Tensen.  

My art has been commissioned for an Obstetrician's offices, for engagement, wedding and birthday presents and in memorial for those who have lost their beloved pets. 

Exhibitions:

2018 Creative Connections - artists with and without a disablity were partnered and teamed with a poet. In collaboration with Nuslen Haven and Victoria Park Centre for the Arts. 

2018 Hybrid Animals - Olivia Colja. I was guest artist. 

2017 100 Famous Humans and their Animal Connections, Victoria Park Central.  Artist in Residence (Solo)

2016 Monkeying Around - raising awareness and funds for Humane Research Australia's Ban Primate Experiments Campaign. (Solo) Collaborated with local schools where children created art in response to mine. 

I have worked as an Art Specialist in a District High School and taught workshops in libraries, schools, galleries, drug rehabilitation and in a public hospital.  

If I were one of my anthropomorphic paintings I would  be crossed with a greyhound. I live with these gentle souls - rescued from the racing industry. They represent forgiveness and inner peace to me because they still seek human company and sleep all day. 

 

 

 

 

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