Workshops and Events

Paint & Sip | Frida Kahlo Self Portrait | Thursday, December 20th, 7-9pm

Paint & Sip

Frida Kahlo Self Portrait

Thursday, December 20th, 7-9pm

The Workshop

Come along and enjoy a glass of Mexican wine and food whilst painting a Frida Kahlo self portrait. Led by a professional teaching artist, this event, our next Paint & Sip will celebrate Bendigo Art Gallery’s , Frida Kahlo, her photos exhibition, December 8 to February 10, will be held at the Cambrian Hotel in North Bendigo


Cost: $71.50

What to Bring: A selfie photo

Location: Cambrian Hotel, 200 Arnold St, North Bendigo VIC 3550

What we supply: Drinks, nibbles, art materials and fun and a quirky venue.

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Common Ground | Gary Vaughan | Artist Talk, 15th December 2018 2-4pm

Gary Vaughan, Spirit Land, 2018 & Timeless, 2018, (detail) watercolour on archival paper

Common Ground | Gary Vaughan 
Artist Talk 15th December 2-4 pm. 
Introduction by Dr. Karen Annett – Thomas,  Public Programs Coordinator La Trobe Art Institute

Gary Vaughan will speak about his artworks in relation to ‘Place’. Recently he has travelled Tuscany in Italy where he found similarities with the landscape in Mt Alexander in Australia.  Although 16,000 km apart both places seemed ancient, even connected, each containing hidden stories, legends, olive groves, fortified hilltops and coppiced trees, all evidence of the human intervention inflicted on these scared lands. Each place represents an image of human imposition on the landscape.

©Gary Vaughan | Arnold Street Gallery



Heather Shimmen | Off The Wall Linocut Workshop

Postponed until the new year.

Off The Wall | Heather Shimmen | Linocut Workshop

When: 2019| 10am-3pm both days
Where: Arnold Street Gallery, 189 Arnold Street, North Bendigo
Cost: $350.00 | Early Bird Rate Available $305.00
What to bring: Lunch, apron, wear comfortable clothes and enclosed shoes
What we supply: Materials, morning and afternoon tea


Whether you are experienced or a beginner you can transform your ideas into linocuts. Discover ways in which other processes such as drawing, sewing, and solvent transfer, to name just a few, can be incorporated to make three dimensional objects. There will be demonstrations of image transfer, cutting a block and printing. A simple book with experimental elements can be created or perhaps a hanging work – give full rein to your creativity!

Heather Shimmen

Heather Shimmen is an award winning Australian artist who works predominantly as a print-maker and has been making art for nearly 40 years. She exhibits regularly and has work in many major and private collections both in Australia and overseas. She has and still lectures in various Melbourne Universities and has taught in TAFE, community arts and has run numerous workshops.

© Arnold Street Gallery