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Past Events

September

ROMANCE of the SWAG… | Create Colour Collage | Linda Jackson 

 

ROMANCE of the SWAG… | Create Colour Collage | Linda Jackson

2 Day Weekend Workshop 10am – 3pm
22nd – 23rd September 2018
 
Spend the weekend at Byronsvale Vineyard & Accommodation with Australian Fashion Icon Linda Jackson and be inspired to create a unique artwork. Take a trip through the Australian landscape as seen through Linda Jackson’s Essence film…. Her archival photographs of fashion, art and travels through the outback of OZ, including her creative work with Jenny Kee produced during their Flamingo Park days.
Supported by Bendigo Tourism.
 

Kids School Holiday Art Program

Recycled Music Instrument Making with Alice Adams

25th September 10 am -12 pm

Create a Funky Large Scale Bird with Natalie Newman

25th September 1-3 pm

 

Jewellery Making with Alice Adams

26th September 10 am -12 pm

Badge Making with Alice Adams

26th September 1.00 – 3 pm

Art & Philosophy with Jeff  Woodger 

Japanese Influence on Claude Lorrain & Western Landscape Painting
Thursday 27th September 2018 6.30 – 7.30 pm

Jeff Woodger, The Approaching Storm Kanayama Japan, 2012 oil on canvas 30 x 40″

Bendigo based artist Jeff Woodger recently exhibited in Chelsea New York. His works deal with the romantic landscape painting. Woodger holds a PhD in visual arts majoring in painting and has worked in situ in art museums around the world. Woodger will talk about exhibiting in New York and Japan and the influence of Japanese art on his work.

Meet The Artist | Bryan Dawe

 

Meet The Artist | Bryan Dawe

Improvisé by Bryan Dawe will now be extended to 2nd September due to popular demand.
10th – 2nd September 2018
We know Bryan Dawe as a writer for stage, screen, radio and print. He has won multiple awards for his work in the fields of comedy, acting and music.
 
His work, as part of the political satire duo Clarke and Dawe, screened on Australian TV for close to thirty years.
 
After a five month stay in Tangier, Morocco, this year and a very successful recent exhibition ‘Passage’ in Bungendore, Bryan returns for his second Bendigo showing of works conceived and inspired by Tangier and travels in Southern Spain. Again the works explore his love of theatre, circus and dance, and his fascination with the architecture of Tangier and Fez. For the first time, Bryan adds his unique humour to the exhibition with a series of his recent quirky drawings.
 
Come along and meet Bryan Dawe who will be returning to Arnold Street Gallery on September 2nd 2018 at 1pm.
 

 August

Art and Philosophy Evening with Artist Linda Wheeler

Linda Wheeler, Motel, Oil on Canvas

 

Art and Philosophy with Linda Wheeler

 

Painting Uncertainty Meaning & Ambiguity in Contemporary Art

25th August 2018, 4-5pm

Join us for drinks, nibbles and art conversation

$5 donation

Artists, philosophers are encouraged to join into the discussion around art and philosophy in an informal setting. People are encouraged to join the discussions over a glass of wine and nibbles and explore some of the many facets of principals and practice.

Art and Philosophy is held during the winter months on a Saturday

 

Antelodic Jazz Night

 

Antelodic Jazz Night

Enjoy an evening of free contemporary jazz
Saturday 25th August 8pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo
Free Entrance

Spring Thing Tour

Melbourne jazz Trio Antelodic (Robbie Melville – guitar, Gideon Brazil – tenor saxophone, and Monty Mackenzie – alto saxophone) are taking to the road this August through to October, collaborating with a number of independent art galleries and bookstores on their Spring Thing Tour. The trio’s original compositions have been described as chamber jazz and are engaging, cinematic and captivating. As Paul Simmons suggests, “There is a translucency to these compositions that is quite mesmerising. Monty Mackenzie and Gideon Brazil seemed to revel in the technical, and tonal demands required to achieve the subtlety and grace, demanded by Robbie Melville’s compositions.

July

Kids School Holiday Program Workshops Series

Badge Making with Alice Adams
 
10th July 10.30am – 12.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo
 
Workshop Outline
 
Students will be taught the basics of badge making including a study of colour and design as well as using simple tools of the trade. Each child will be encouraged to maximise their potential in designing images for their badges. Students will be encouraged to choose a theme which reflect personal ideas and interests.
 
Students may bring along any of their favourite images to use for their badge.
 
What we supply: All equipment and materials
 
Cost: $40.00 [Sibling or bring a friend discount $5 for one full fee paying ticket]

 

Jewellery Making with Alice Adams
 
10th July 1.30 – 3.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo
 
Workshop Outline
 
Students will be taught the basics of jewellery making including a study of colour and design as well as using simple tools of the trade. Each child will be encouraged to maximise their potential in creating earrings, necklaces or bracelets as they discover the wonders of wire, glass beads and fashion. Students will be encouraged to choose a theme which reflect personal ideas and interests.
 

Mask Making with Alice Adams
 
11th July 10.30am– 12.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo
 
Workshop Outline
Students will be taught the basics of mask making including a study of colour and design as well as using simple tools of the trade. Each child will be encouraged to maximise their potential in designing images for their masks. Students will be encouraged to choose a theme which reflect personal ideas and interests.
Costume Design with Alice Adams
 
11th July 1.30 – 3.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo
 
Workshop Outline
 
Suitable for primary and secondary students. Using paper, students will explore fashion design themes and in turn, create their own imaginative designs. Students will be taught appropriate skills in manipulating and sculpting paper to create clothing for their designs. Students will be able to explore personal ideas as they delve into the imaginative world of costumes!
 
 

June

Following The Vein | Jason Barnes | Exhibition

Jason Barnes, Ceramic with onglaze decals 2018, Installation of objects at the Central Deborah Mine

Following The Vein | Jason Barnes
12th – 23rd June 2018
Launched by David Stuchbery  – Saturday 16th June, 2018 2-4pm

The works in this exhibition form part of my research into a Masters of Visual Arts at The Australian National University. My focus is Bendigo’s unique heritage. 150 years after the Gold Rush, Bendigo’s character is still strongly tied to its history of mining. The gold rush of the mid to late 1800’s established Bendigo as a rural city. The economic power of the mining boom reshaped Bendigo, and its legacy is still evident in the city today. My work creates a narrative that responds to Bendigo’s bygone era. The objects of the mining industry together with the maps, charts and mine shaft plans, inform my work. My ceramic pieces express a sense of connection and belonging to Bendigo.

Jason Barnes CV

All Things Linocut Workshop | Heather Shimmen

Heather Shimmen, Lost II, Linocut on felt, 51 cm diameter

2 Day Weekend Workshop 10am – 4pm
9th – 10th June 2018

Workshop

This 2 Day workshop will encompass all things linocut where the basics will be explained including image transfer, cutting, printing and accompanying demonstrations. We will explore experimental techniques incorporating collage, stencil and the use of colour and the resulting linocut prints will be transformed into beautiful layered works of art.

The imagery could derive from the surrounding bush land environment or you can bring along a favourite drawing/s, photocopies (must be a laser photocopy-not from an ink jet printer), photograph/s etc from which to develop a linocut/s.

Heather Shimmen

Born in Melbourne and her career as an artists spans 36 years. She is both a painter and printmaker.
She has held 19 Solo Exhibitions and been in over 300 group shows some travelling throughout Australia and Internationally, notably ‘ From Kandinsky to Cornielle, Linoleum in the 21st Century’ Cobra Museum, Amsterdam.
She received a BA in Painting at RMIT in 1978 and has been awarded 2 Visual Arts Award Grants, The Silk Cut Grand Prize, Highly Commended Burnie Print Prize, purchased from Geelong Print Prize, Warnambool Print Prize, Banyule Print Prize Forbo Collection, Netherlands and number of others.
She is in many public and private collections including NGA, Art Gallery of SA, Australian War Memorial, Deakin University and Queensland Art Gallery.

 

Artistbook Workshop with Merrian Dennis

Artistbook Workshop with Merrian Dennis

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10 am – 3 pm
 
Workshop
 
At this workshop you will be guided in the creation of an artistbook. Participants will be taught how to manipulate and understand the qualities of paper in order to create an accordian and zig zag artist book using archival paper.
 
Merrian Dennis
 
Merrian Dennis is a visual artist and teacher living in country Victoria. Merrian gained formal qualifications in Ceramics and the Visual Arts from Ballarat University.  Her work is described as expressionistic with a strong use of line and form; clearly influenced by her background working in clay.  Her studio is situated at Lake Gnotuk in Western Victoria.
 

Keyhole | Sarah Wallace Smith

Meet the Artist – Anzac Day Cuppa with ANZAC Biscuits – 25th April, 2018 11am – 3pm

Keyhole | Sarah Wallace -Smith

May 24th April – 5th May 2018

Launch Saturday 28th April 2-4pm

There is so much more we can’t see, what is hidden, what one can only imagine…of Veterans and their families.

Mosaic Workshop for, Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced Artisans with Kirsten Asche

Mosaic Workshop for, Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced Artisans with Kirsten Asche

Starting on Thursday 10th May 2018, 6 – 9 pm
 
Workshop
During this 6-week Mosaic course, students will embark on a creatively challenging project where you can put your design skills at play. You will have a choice between creating a gorgeous Morocan or Mandala style work for your home or garden.
Kirsten Asche
Kirsten Asche considers herself to be a modern artisan. Her path towards her current practice has been through various forms of study and mentoring, interwoven with other pursuits, and honed by years of visual observation and response. Mosaic is her current focus, using glass tiles, recycled crockery and beads as well semi-precious stones in order to create rich patterns and capture narrative. Her teaching experience includes working with a variety of students in community Arts programs, teaching children at Art Encounters in Melbourne as well as running her own “Mosaic of Paradise” workshops for the post five and half years from her St. Kilda studio.
Image Credit: Lindy, Moroccan Mosaic, 2018, Mixed Media

 

 Exhibition

Arnold Street Gallery Student Exhibition

Arnold Street Gallery Student Exhibition
29th – 7th April , 2018
Launch Thursday 29th March 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Exhibition Launch by Bendigo Based Artist Kain White

This exhibition showcases the wonderful work created by Arnold Street Gallery students during art classes. Adult, Secondary, Primary, Inclusive and Creative Meditation students have worked hard this term to create some exciting works this including still life, sculpture, mixed media, drawing and portraiture.

Kids School holiday Program – Easter 2018

Jewellery Making Workshop for Children with Alice Adams

11th April, 2018, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

Suitable for Primary and Secondary Students. Students will be taught the basics of jewellery making including a study of colour and design as well as using simple tools of the trade. Each child will be encouraged to maximise their potential in creating earrings, necklaces or bracelets as they discover the wonders of wire, glass beads and fashion. Students will be encouraged to choose a theme which reflect personal ideas and interests.

 

Costume Design Workshop for Children with Alice Adams 

11th April, 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

Suitable for Primary and Secondary students. This is a fun workshop where students will create costumes made from paper whilst exploring the many themes created by Edith Head and in turn create their own imaginative designs using paper. Students will be taught appropriate skills in manipulating and sculpting paper to create clothing for their designs. Students will be able to explore personal ideas as they delve into the imaginative world of costumes!

 

Paint & Sip at the Cambrian Hotel with  Kain White

Thursday 19th April  2018, 6pm – 9pm

Why not relax an unwind with Bendigo based artist Kain White  who will take you on a landscape painting journey, while you sip your favourite wine or schooner of beer.  Held at the fantastic Cambrian Hotel, you will enjoy nibbles as you paint your take home masterpiece.  Let the artist within you shine!  Held in the friendly atmosphere of the Cambrian Hotel’s outdoor undercover veranda area – this event is always lots of fun.

 

What We Supply

Art Materials, 2 glasses of Wine or Beer and Fingerfood included

Kain White

Kain White is a professional artists and experienced Secondary and Adult art teacher. He completed a degree in Visual Arts at La Trobe University. His recent body of work Odyssey centres on an exploration of our relationship with our Earthly origins and its possible effect on the way we see the world. White has developed a combination of traditional painting skills and uses them to investigate contemporary ideas. His work invites the viewer to consider humanity’s place in the world now and as we move forward.

Jewellery Making Workshop for Children with Alice Adams

5th April, 2018, 10.30- 12.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

Suitable for Primary and Secondary Students. Students will be taught the basics of jewellery making including a study of colour and design as well as using simple tools of the trade. Each child will be encouraged to maximise their potential in creating earrings, necklaces or bracelets as they discover the wonders of wire, glass beads and fashion. Students will be encouraged to choose a theme which reflect personal ideas and interests.

Let’s loosen up with Artist / Teacher Merrian Dennis

Sunday 11th March, 2018, 10am – 4pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

The day will be spent creating art through experimentation and the exploration of ideas, materials and equipment.  As well as learning new skills and techniques, this workshop will enable you to tap into your creativity and see things a little differently.  All abilities welcome.

Merrian Dennis
Merrian Dennis is a visual artist and teacher living in country Victoria. Merrian gained formal qualifications in Ceramics and the Visual Arts from Ballarat University. Her work is described as expressionistic with a strong use of line and form; clearly influenced by her background working in clay.  Her studio is situated at Lake Gnotuk in Western Victoria.

 Mosaic Workshop with Kirsten Asche 

Thursday evenings – 22 February, 2018 6-9pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

During this 6-week Mosaic course, students will create a sustained artwork such as decorating a mirror casing or creating a beautiful decoration on board whilst exploring the unique craft of mosaic. An exploration of colour and design will be covered as well as techniques such as cutting, assembling and grouting.

Kirsten Asche

Kirsten Asche considers herself to be a modern artisan. Her path towards her current practice has been through various forms of study and mentoring, interwoven with other pursuits, and honed by years of visual observation and response. Mosaic is her current focus, using glass tiles, recycled crockery and beads as well semi-precious stones in order to create rich patterns and capture narrative. Her teaching experience includes working with a variety of students in community Arts programs, teaching children at Art Encounters in Melbourne as well as running her own “Mosaic of Paradise” workshops for the post five and half years from her St. Kilda studio.

Joan Harris, Collage Portraiture, 2017, Hand Painted Paper

Collage Portraiture Workshop with Joan Harris

Sunday 18th February, 2018, 10am – 4pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

This workshop will focus on various head studies worked from the model as well as photographic references. Planes of tone and form will be investigated initially through charcoal the medium of collage. Participants will prepare their own paper for the collage using a limited range of warm and cool colours.

Joan Harris
Dr.Joan Harris is a practicing artist and arts educator with over twenty years teaching experience. She has taught privately, worked as a Fine Art tutor at both TAFE and University levels and has been working as an Art Facilitor for Adults with Special Needs for ten years. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 and her most recent solo exhibitions were at the ‘La Trobe Art Institute’ in View Street (2013) and at ‘Reveries’ in Marong (2017). 

 Mosaic Workshop with Kirsten Asche 

Thursday Evenings –  18th and 25th January, 2018 6-9pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

In this workshop, we will create a beautiful decoration as an introduction to the unique craft of mosaic. An exploration of colour and design will be covered as well as techniques such as cutting, assembling and grouting.

Kirsten Asche

Kirsten Asche considers herself to be a modern artisan. Her path towards her current practice has been through various forms of study and mentoring, interwoven with other pursuits, and honed by years of visual observation and response. Mosaic is her current focus, using glass tiles, recycled crockery and beads as well semi-precious stones in order to create rich patterns and capture narrative. Her teaching experience includes working with a variety of students in community Arts programs, teaching children at Art Encounters in Melbourne as well as running her own “Mosaic of Paradise” workshops for the post five and half years from her St. Kilda studio.

EXHIBITION

23rd January – 24th February, 2018

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered | Susan McMinn and Tegan Wheeldon

Susan McMinn, Red Boots,  2018, digital / Tegan Wheeldon, Untitled, 2018

McMinn and Wheeldon have worked alongside each other since 2003 – creating, collaborating and searching art and ideas. This exhibition realises their latest exploration involving the use of both early and modern technology, recycled materials and reflection on the written word.

EXHIBITION

21st November 2017 – 16th January 2018, Launch Saturday 25th November, 2017 2-4pm

Arcadia | Jeff Woodger and Kirsten Asche

Kirsten Asche, Untitled. 2017, Mosaic

Arcadia | Jeff Woodger and Kirsten Asche

21st November 2017 – 16th January 2018
Launch Saturday 25th November, 2017 2-4pm

Kirsten Asche

‘Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.’
Thomas Merton
Kirsten Asche considers herself to be a modern artisan. Her path towards her current practice has been through various forms of study and mentoring, honed by years of visual observation and response, interwoven with other pursuits.

Jeff Woodger, The Wheat Fields,  2003, oil on Canvas

Jeff Woodger

Jeff Woodger’s passion is to paint post romantic landscapes in the classical style. His majestic panoramic works are deeply inspired by many of the seventeenth century greats such as Claude Lorraine and Salvator Rosa. However, while Woodger’s interests lie in tradition and cultural history, he actively reconfigures these majestic places superimposing his own newly revised contemporary reality.

KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM

16th January 2018 | 10.30am – 12.30pm

Jewellery Making Workshop for Children with Alice Adams 

Jewellery Making Workshop for Children with Alice Adams 

16th January, 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

Students will be taught the basics of jewellery making including a study of colour and design as well as using simple tools of the trade. Each child will be encouraged to maximise their potential in creating earrings,  necklaces or bracelets as they discover the wonders of wire, glass beads and fashion. Students will be encouraged to choose a theme which reflect personal ideas and interests.

 

Paint & Sip at the Cambrian Hotel Led by Joan Harris

Paint & Sip at the Cambrian Hotel Led by Joan Harris

Thursday 14th December, 2017 6pm – 9pm

If you’re looking for something different for your work Christmas party this year, we’ve got a fantastic idea. Paint and Sip is a fun event where you will paint a take home masterpiece over a glass of wine and finger food.  Led by experience artist, Joan Harris, you will be guided step by step through the painting process. Held in the friendly atmosphere of the Cambrian Hotel outdoor undercover veranda area – this event promises to be lots of fun!!

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

Joan Harris

Joan Harris is a practicing artist and arts educator. Harris has experience in teaching life drawing, portraiture.

Two Day Plein Air Workshop with Jeff Woodger

Jeff Woodger, Plein Air Landscape, 2017, Oil on Board

Two Day Plien Air Workshop with Jeff Woodger

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 10am-4pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

Over two days on Saturday December 2 & Sunday December 3 at Lake Weeroona learn how to paint the landscape in pein air using oil paints with Jeff Woodger.

Jeff Woodger

Jeff Woodger’s passion to paint post romantic landscapes in the classical style. His majestic panoramic works are deeply inspired by many of the seventeenth century greats such as Claude Lorraine and Salvator Rosa. However, while Woodger’s interests lie in tradition and cultural history, he actively reconfigures these majestic places superimposing his own newly revised contemporary reality. In the early 1990s whilst undertaking his Masters studies in Fine Art Woodger started to paint classical and romantic landscapes in the style of 19th century French Barbizon School artists, inspired by specific works selected from Bendigo Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection. Here he painted his first in-situ work on masonite inspired by a painting by the French Barbizon School artist Theodore Rousseau. The experience of working in-situ from paintings in museums is one which has held great appeal for Woodger, who at a young age during a trip to Spain, was deeply inspired by the experience of witnessing an artist copying an El Greco painting in the El Greco Museum, Toldeo, Spain.

Traces of Transience | Belinda Eckermann

Belinda Eckermann, Flight, 2017, digital print

Traces of Transience | Belinda Eckermann
7th November – 18th November 2017
Launch – Saturday 11th November, 2017 2-4pm

A chance encounter with the mysterious habitat of the Bardi Grub sparked curiosity about their tiny and transient homes. The small yet perfectly cylindrical hole inhabited by the Bardi Grub lead Eckermann on an artistic enquiry into their life cycle, using the traces they left behind as part of her art making process. This body of work explores their propensity to burrow, construct and transform, revealed through drawings, photographs and animation.

Belinda Eckermann lives and works in Victoria’s Mallee Region. Her current practice is intrinsically tied to her local environment. In 2013 she undertook her Masters in Visual Arts, during which she developed an interest in genetics and notions of the hybrid into an exploration of the invasive white snail, commonly encountered in her agricultural community. Her work with the snail shifted her practice toward drawing and a focus on drawing as installation, culminating in her use of the snails as medium. She is currently investigating the native Bardi Grub and Ghost Moth and modes of incorporating their natural interventions with their environment into her creative practice. Eckermann has exhibited regularly throughout regional Victoria since 2009 and was shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Mission to Seafarers exhibition in Melbourne, where she was also awarded the Bendigo Emerging Artists Judge’s Special Commendation. Eckermann’s practice is concerned with layering, drawing as installation and the immersion of audience. She aims to broaden societal perspectives through her work.

Art and Philosophy with Dr. Terry Eyssens

Image from “Zero Landscapes in the Time of Hyperobjects” by Timothy Morton in GAM 07; Ice island calves at the coast of the Petermann Glacier, provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team and the United States Geological Survey

From The Sublime to the Apocalypse 

Saturday 18th November 2017, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Art Ecology Philosophy

In this session we will explore just a few of the many engagements of Art, Ecology and Philosophy. This exploration will traverse the abyss between the Romantic and the Apocalyptic Sublime, and consider the vexed transition from t he idea of a representable Nature to our present day confrontation with unrepresentable Ecology. Drinks and Nibbles available Cost $4.00

Dr. Terry Eyssens

Dr. Terry Eyssens is a tutor and lecturer at La Trobe University, Australia and has a PhD in Philosophy from Federation University, Australia (2011). He works in post-Enlightenment ecological and political philosophy and is writing a book called The Ecological Comportment of Voss.

Fox and Mouse | Natalie Newman

Natalie Newman, Fox and Mouse, 2017, Linocut and Chine-collé, ink and mixed media on archival paper

Exhibition 6th – 4th November 2017
Exhibition launch: Thursday 12th October, 2017 7–9 pm

Natalie Newman is an artist and arts educator. Her works involve narrative embodied within what appear to be recogonisable quirky characters. Fox and Mouse is a series of lino cut prints incorporating Chine-collé on paper.

School Holiday Workshop for Primary Students with Natalie Newman

Birds of a Feather Large Scale Watercolour Workshop
Wednesday 27th September, 2017 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 27th September, 2017 1pm – 3pm

Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

You will develop and create a largescale a watercolour. The process involves the use of the body and hands to work with watercolour developing techniques of design, colour blocking and painting.

Natalie Newman

Natalie Newman is an artist and an arts educator with years of experience teaching Visual Arts in primary and secondary schools . She has held several primary arts workshops..

Weekend Workshop with Heather Shimmen – Linocut Printmaking

Heather Shimmen – Linocut Printmaking
Weekend Workshop

Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October -10am-5pm

Location: Reveries Print Studio
40 Indigofera Rd
Marong, Victoria 3515

Workshop Outline

In this 2 day Linocutting workshop we will explore the potential of Lino in a number of ways both conventional and beyond.

There will be demonstrations of image transfer, cutting techniques and printing and the emphasis will be on experimentation with papers and other materials including colour applications . All levels are welcome in this workshop where in a relaxed atmosphere exciting works can be created!

Heather Shimmen

Born in Melbourne, her career as an artists spans 36 years. She is both a painter and print maker. She has held 19 Solo Exhibitions and shown her work in over 300 group shows, some travelling throughout Australia and Internationally, notably  From Kandinsky to Cornielle, Linoleum in the 21st Century’ held in  the Cobra Museum, Amsterdam. She received a BA in Painting at RMIT in 1978 and has been awarded two Visual Arts Award Grants, The Silk Cut Grand Prize, Highly Commended Burnie Print Prize , purchased from Geelong Print Prize, Warnambool Print Prize, Banyule Print Prize Forbo Collection, Netherlands and number of others. She has works in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, The Art Gallery of South Australia, The Australian War Memorial, Deakin University and Queensland Art Gallery. She currently shows with Australian Galleries

Encaustic Wax Painting Workshop with Britt Merrylees

Britt Merrylees, It’s a Blue Thing, Wax on Board

Encaustic Workshop with Britt Merrylees 
Sunday 8th October, 2017 1-5pm

Britt Merrylees

Britt Merrylees usually works out of her Bondi Studio, Sydney. Merrylees loves to share her techniques and enthusiasm in creating artistic masterpieces in encaustic wax. Being a lover of photography and capturing moments in time, she captures the elements of the environment especially the ocean and beaches that serves as her deepest inspiration.

Workshop outline

Join Britt in a group class where you can learn how to create your own abstract paintings from wax. Wax is an ideal medium for astract work, its is tactile, fluid, dramatic, can be rubbed back, taken away & marked. You will be able to create your own wax painting under the tutalige of Britt as well as learning invaluable skills to adopt in your own art practice or home.

Art and Philosophy Afternoon with Simon O’Mallon

What came first – the chicken or the egg…. Philosophy or art?

Saturday 23rd September, 2017 4.30-5.30
$4.00 admission
Drinks and Nibbles provided
This is a presentation and discussion session surrounding the question… “why do we make art?” … And the philosophical issues around this.
Simon O’Mallon has been a practicing visual artist and designer maker for the past three decades, and
an arts educator for 2 decades. Simon has been a phenomenoligist for five decades and is most curious about the “thingness” of things.
Interesting and amusing … perhaps confronting.. This session will be at the very least thought provoking.
Image: Lascaux Megaloceros

Art and Philosophy Afternoon with Dr Rod Blackhirst

The Art of Islamic Motifs

Saturday 9th September 4-5.30 pm
$4.00 admission
Drinks and Nibbles provided

Dr Rod Blackhirst will lead a discussion on Islamic civilization and its rich and varied artistic tradition founded upon quite different principles and practices than those of the Western tradition. This talk and discussion will introduce and explore some aspects of those differences and consider the place of art in the so-called ‘Clash of civilizations’. 

In conversation with Bryan Dawe

Bryan Dawe, Moonlight over Hafa, 2017, photo-montage

Saturday 2nd September, 2017 2-4pm

Bryan Dawe visited the Gallery on the final day of his exhibition, Tangier Illusions to discuss his works and the influences he draws upon from Tangier in Morocco.

Japanese Woodcut Printmaking workshop with Erin Ricardo 

Erin Ricardo, Untitled, 2017, Japanese woodcut print

Sunday 27th August 2017 1-5 pm

Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo is a professional artist and Visual Art teacher. She practices woodcut printing and enjoys teaching a variety of printmaking techniques.

Workshop outline

One of the distinguishing features of a Japanese woodblock print is the type of ink used.  The printing process involves using watercolour pigments that are applied to the block with a brush. The workshop will provide an introduction to this technique. We will be printing by hand with a barren and learning how to mix and apply the water-based printing inks. Participants will be assisted to design and carve their own woodblock and produce a set of prints.

Tangier Illusions – Bryan Dawe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangier Illusions | Bryan Dawe
Exhibition extended to 2nd September, 2017 due to popular demand.
In Conversation with Bryan Dawe
Saturday 2nd September, 2-4 pm

10th August – 2nd September, 2017
Thursday 10th August, 2017 6 – 8pm by Elly Varrenti
Meet the Artist: Saturday 12th August, 2017 2 – 4pm

At this years Bendigo Writers Festival, Bryan Dawe will tell the story about how he came to be a satirist, partnering with the late John Clarke to create their unique style of humour for so long part of our national commentary.

He also shows, for the first time in Australia, an exhibition of artworks called Tangier Illusions.

Bryan Dawe has spent many months in Tangier on his many visits to Morocco where he developed a deep appreciation of its people and culture.

The exhibition, first shown in Tangier in February 2017, is an exciting collection of artistically enhanced images that go far beyond the usual touristic depictions.

Surrealistic, with more than a hint of humour, the photographs delve into the psyche of Tangier: the old bars and cafes inhabited by the famous writers and musicians, the artists, spies, the wealthy, and the smugglers.  Against a backdrop of decaying buildings and circus, Bryan honours Tangier’s creative and social past.

These photographic collages reveal Bryan’s love of the visual arts, his fascination for creativity, and his increasing love of a place he now visits more and more – Tangier in Morocco.

©Bryan Dawe

 

 

 

 

 

Art and Philosophy afternoon with Dr Noela Stratford

The Influence of Subjectivity on the Artist

Saturday 22nd July, 2017 4-5.30pm

Dr. Stratford will lead the discussion around the influence of subjectivity on the artist.  She will discuss ways in which we interpret what we see and how experience and memory act as a filter through which we  elucidate our world.

Noela Stratford

Dr. Noela Stratford holds a Phd in Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne.

For the past twenty years her interest has been captured by the way subjectivity influences our response to a particular place. The way we interpret our world is inevitably influenced by the memory of other places, other experiences and other challenges.

Her current body of body of work explores the location, Latitude 28 South, and the events around Lake Eyre in South Australia.  Her recent works can be seen in our our online Stockroom. All works are for acquisition.

Collagraph Printmaking workshop with Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo, Collagraph Print, 2017, Ink on Paper

An Introduction to Collagraph printmaking techniques.

Sunday 30th July 1 — 5pm

Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo is a professional artist and Visual Art teacher.  She uses woodcut printing techniques to make images of characters and structures set in the landscape.

Workshop outline
This workshop will provide an introduction to the techniques used in collagraph printing. Collagraphs are a type of relief print. The process involves collaging materials onto a block and inking the surface of the design to make a print. The shapes, textures, layers and spacing of the materials used in the collage determine the qualities of the printed image. Workshop participants will complete their own plate design and a set of prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latitude 28°
Noela Stratford
11th -22nd July 2017
Launch 15th July 2017 2-4pm

For the past thirty years Stratford’s interest has been captured by the way subjectivity influences our response to a particular place. The title of her PhD Thesis in 1998 was Beyond Mimesis, Place Interpretation and Response and this theme continues to be the focus of my art practice to the present.
By exploring the emotional impact of a place and finding an equivalent visual form to express it, landscape can become a touchstone for involvement with the deeper issues of existence, providing the opportunity for endless speculation.
Stratfords art practice has included artist’s residencies in Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen in Thailand and at the Fundàcion Valpáraiso in Mojácar, Spain. She has exhibited in Great Britain, Spain and Thailand, have previously presented 27 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Australia. She now concentrates on painting and drawing full time and until recently she complimented my art practice by working as an external examiner of postgraduate students for a number of universities in Victoria. Her involvement with landscape and the intriguing questions it raises will drive the direction of my studio work for many years to come.

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Life Drawing Workshop Masterclass with Neil Matterson (MVA) 

Neil Matterson, Untitled, 2017, Conte on Paper

Re-adjust perspective & thinking   Sunday 25th June 2017 – 1.00pm-5.00pm Life drawing classes so often produce unfinished and often unsatisfactory sketches, within unrealistic timelines. Classes are often based on the classical atelier life-drawing class.

Workshop Outline

This workshop is about how you achieve the most out of life drawing within the scope of the your style and skill level.

Provide strategies to you the participant when tackling particular poses in a limited time.

We will identifying segments of the body and rendering that part with more attention to detail than rendering a whole body in the same time frame.

Neil Matterson

Neil Matterson’s art practice focuses on the female form. Matterson holds a Masters of Fine arts from La Trobe University. In his recent exhibition, Matterson explores The female body paying tribute to all its variations.  His recent works can be seen in our our online Stockroom. All works are for acquisition.

Woodcut Reduction Printmaking with Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo, sea creature, 2017, Ink on Paper

Sunday 1st May, 2017 1-5pm

Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo is a professional artist and Visual Art teacher.  She uses woodcut printing techniques to make images of characters and structures set in the landscape.

Workshop outline

This workshop will provide an introduction to using the ‘reduction’ method in woodcut printing. Erin will demonstrate how to cut and print in stages, to create an image of multiple colours. Participants will complete their own woodcut plate design and a set of prints.

Woodcut Printmaking Workshop with Erin Ricardo
erin ricardo late afternoon

Erin Ricardo, Late afternoon, 2016, 35.5 x 43cm, Woodcut with hand colouring

Developing mark making techniques in block printing

Sunday 23rd April, 2017 1-5pm

Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo is a professional artist and Visual Art teacher.  She uses woodcut printing techniques to make images of characters and structures set in the landscape.

Workshop outline

This workshop will provide an introduction to woodcut printing. Erin will share the processes she uses and demonstrate techniques that can be used at home with a basic set of equipment. Participants will be assisted to complete their own woodcut plate and a set of prints.

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