Saturday, 26th October 2019
11am – 12.00pm Saturday

*Chapman& Bailey Melbourne only

In this demo, Yuria Okamura will give you an insight into her art practice, followed by a demonstration on working with watercolours.

Okamura will show you how to employ different staining techniques, including layering and detailing, with a focus on producing geometric shapes and organic forms. She will also briefly explain different oulining techinques, using pencil and carbon paper.

Participants will learn how to set up priliminary sketches, working with primary colours. There will be time for participants to try some of the different techniques during the demo.


About Yuria Okamura

Yuria Okamura is a Melbourne-based artist who holds a MFA (Research) from the University of Melbourne and a BFA (Honours) from RMIT University. Okamura’s practice focuses on geometric abstract drawing as a visual tool for charting and interpreting the world around us. The geometric forms that appear in her work derive from scientific illustration, esoteric symbolism, religious architecture and decoration, and also reference the history of abstract painting. Through mapping and conflating diverse symbolic forms from across cultures and histories, Okamura explores abstract drawing’s imaginative potential to construct subjective worldviews.


Okamura has received a number of awards, scholarships and residencies including Australia Council Career Development Grant, Stuart Black Memorial Scholarship, Ursula Hoff Institute Drawing Award, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, RMIT Honours Travelling Endowment Scholarship, The Studios at MASS MoCA (USA), Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency (Australia), Bayside City Council Residency (Australia) and Takt Artist Residency (Germany). Her work has been featured on international magazines including Fukt (Germany) and Create Mag(USA).

Chapman & Bailey Melbourne Art Shop
420 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, Vic 3067
ph 03 9417 7957

Strictly limited numbers. Please book a ticket to reserve a place.

*Wheelchair access can be arranged upon request