All workshops are 5 day programs and will start at 9am on Monday 12th May and finish at 4pm on Friday 16th May.
Workshop 1: Oil Painting with Graeme Altmann
A five day painting journey where we explore the great experience of creating images inspired from our own ideas and that of others. In the workshop we will develop stronger visualization and compositional techniques, learn to work with multiple mediums oil / acrylic and watercolour, develop the skills required to work out in the landscape environment, explore the fundamentals of colour and line and how to use them, build a unique piece of work and develop your individual style and perception
Workshop 2: Small tapestries with Rachel Hine.
Designing and weaving tapestries based on diary drawings and drawings from personal experiences will be explored in this workshop. Rachel Hine majored in tapestry at Monash University where she gained a Masters degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work regularly and has also worked at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop. Rachel completed a dynamic collaborative community tapestry project in Bendigo with Hilary Green titled Tag-Team Tapestry. You can read Rachel's blog post here.
Workshop 3: Photoshop as a Design tool with Cathy Hoffmann
Photoshop is an excellent tool for working with photographs and other images. This workshop starts with introductory level tuition and familiarisation with basic tools. You will need to bring some photos or drawing/designs you would like to work with. Cathy has been teaching Photoshop for more than10 years and often uses it to create her own tapestry designs. You will be able to print out your designs to take home.
Workshop 4: Drawing in the Landscape with Carmel Wallace
Carmel's work is primarily concerned with connection to place and particularly the coastal sites around her home in Portland. Her work has been exhibited in New York and London and selected for major national exhibitions. Acquisitions include the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia and State Library of Victoria. She is represented by Gallery 101 in Melbourne.
Workshop 5: Sculpture with Deborah Halpern
Experimental Workshop Using Found Objects and Unfound Objects. Creating Stuff and Things to make an installation. Stuff and Things to look for: metal, plastic, mechanical stuff, eg. engines/pumps/ wheels/cogs, bamboo, propellers, dolls, remote-control stuff, inflatable stuff and any other stuff. Come and play with Deborah Halpern. You can view Deborah's website here
Workshop 6: 3D Textiles with Ilka White
There are many textile and basketry techniques available (and many more we can invent!) that lend themselves to sculptural outcomes. Beginning with an introduction to 3D Art Textiles of the World in Indigenous and Contemporary Arts, participants will sample a few techniques and then work on their own sculptures with Ilka's assistance.
Bring your own skills and experience. A myriad of methods and materials begin to suggest themselves the more broadly we think, and the outcomes can range from the miniature to the architectural. You can view Ilka's website here
Linda Johnstone, Department of Arts,
SWIT, PO Box 674, Warrnambool, 3280
Ph: 03 55 633 610
Diploma of Tapestry Graduate Exhibition Alan Lane Community Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery
JAN LEISHMAN, COLLERAINE
The 2008 graduate exhibition will be opened at the Warrnambool Art Gallery Friday May 9th at 6.30pm. This year we are showcasing 15 students who have graduated in 2005-2007. Graduate work will also be exhibited at the Foyer Gallery in the Department of Arts during the workshop week.
'The travelling show' woven tapestries by Joy Smith, George Lance room, Warrnambool Art Gallery
This miniature tapestry exhibition is the result of a lot of trips from Melbourne to Warrnambool. Almost 25 years worth of trips. Most of my family live in Warnambool & I have several trips down a year - the number of trips depends on how many birthdays, engagements, weddings & other family events !
The images form a return trip, down the Princes Hwy & back along the Great Ocean Road
Artist’s talk and opening for The Travelling Show, Sunday 11th May at 2pm, Warrnambool Art Gallery.
Visit Joy's website here
Joy's exhibition can also be seen at.
National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong, Vic
June 26 - July 16 2008
Newnorth Gallery, 15a Railway Pl, Fairfield, Vic
August 7 - August 28 2008