Saturday, 30th November 2019
11am – 12.00pm 
*Chapman & Bailey Melbourne only
For this demo, Anthea Kemp will show several painting techniques she employs in her painting practice. Kemp will discuss working with oil paint and various glazing mediums, with a focus on layering and building up colour. She will also demonstrate how different painting surfaces, such as cotton and linen, can influence the final appearance of your artwork.There will be time for participants to try out some of the different techniques during the demo.

About Anthea Kemp
Anthea Kemp questions the relationship between herself and place. Through painting she explores a place she grew up in northeast Victoria. Whilst her work gestures towards the personal, Anthea’s awareness of the land and histories confront her and instil a responsibility to research the layered history and acknowledge this land was never ceded. The place is Pbangerang country, a part of the Yorta Yorta nation. She continues researching the history and heritage of this place that coincides with her painting practice, taking aspects of the place and turning them into compositional elements and motif in her painting. Her paintings fall in between representation and abstraction. Gestures of land formations, human made introductions and animal figuration in the land are presented through an investigation of colour. As Antheafurther investigates this place in her practice and she continues to return to it, new notions of nostalgia arise, complexed with confrontation.

Anthea completed her BFA at RMIT in 2013. She has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, has been a part of group exhibitions at various galleries in Melbourne and regional galleries and was a finalist in the Macquarie Emerging artist prize in 2016. She is currently undertaking a Master of Contemporary Art at VCA, to be completed in 2019.

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

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


*Wheelchair access can be arranged upon request