New! Michael Harding (UK) Demonstrating Michael Harding Paints in February

A Special opportunity   Meet Michael Harding, founder of Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours (UK). Michael will be demonstrating his beautiful handmade oil paints and mediums 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 19th February at Chapman & Bailey Artshop, Melbourne.  FREE 3hr demonstration. Click here to book. Book early as it is sure to fill quickly!…

Happy Holidays from all at C&B. Double happiness for 2014

Seasons Greetings & Happy Holidays from all at C&B Thankyou for all the support in 2013 Double Happiness for 2014   Watch our little C&B 2013 photo review above   Closing 2013 Melbourne 23/12 4pm, Brisbane 21/12 @ 4pm, Alice Springs 21/12 @ 5pm Re-Opening 2014 Melbourne 23/12 @ 4pm, Brisbane 21/1/2014 Brisbane Monday 6/1/2014,…

In the cut – Collage Demo with Ry Haskings

November 28th, In the cut – Collage Demo with Ry Haskings Ry developed this workshop with the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, where he was recently included in the contemporary collage show, ‘In The Cut’. Participants used a simple mathematical code, devised by Ry, to create a set of vertical lines based on a random…

Join Belle Arti Prize 2013 Facebook Event

Belle Arti Prize 2013 Keep Up to date.  Join the Belle Arti Prize 2013 Facebook event here A  $5000 National acquisitive prize Belle Arti Prize Exhibition and Opening Celebration Wednesday 11th December, 2013 Belle Arti Prize Website: www.belleartiprize.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelleArtiPrize [pix_button type=”second_color” size=”large”]FIND OUT MORE[/pix_button] Click here to find out more about our events

New retail shop and gallery for Tangentyere Artists – A challenging commission

It was quite a challenge when Tangentyere Artists commissioned Chapman & Bailey to design and fabricate the furnishings for a new retail shop and gallery in Alice Springs. The original design featured winter sky Marblo resin desk tops and benches, floating limed ply box shelves and slim floating wall cabinets that could be moved to…

Spider Bite Love

Bespoke Contemporary Hand Made Table Won By Indigenous Award Winning Author Chapman and Bailey and our skilled designers and craftsmen came to the party and offered the beautiful Spider Bite Love, a spotted gum writing desk as a prize in a collaboration to promote The Garden of Sorrows, John Hughes and Marco Luccio’s beautiful new…

Fluid Acrylic Painting with Bryan Spier

Bryan Spier creates luminescent abstract paintings with an irresistible quality of spontaneity in their composition and lightness of touch in the way he uses colour. He gave us really interesting insights into his working practice, which is very considered and specific. He demonstrated his tricks for getting a really sharp edge with masking tape. He…

Katharine Hattam Demo – Gouache and Fred Williams

Last Thursday we were lucky enough to have total legend Katharine Hattam demonstrate some of her massive range of techniques with gouache. Like all the artists Chapman and Bailey hosts for our free Thursday demos, Katharine was incredibly generous, sharing techniques that she has developed over years of experimentation within her own practice Katharine started…

Preparation Counts – Tony Lloyd on Oil Painting

This demonstration was a great example of how spending time on preparation, not cutting corners, and working slowly, step by step,  allows you to achieve very complex results. Tony showed how he creates his meticulous and moody oil paintings from photographic source material. I felt like my understanding of painting had really deepened. That may…

R&F Handmade Pigment Sticks with Julia Gorman

I’ve done this demo a few times, and I’m always surprised by how different it turns out. The R&F pigment sticks are so versatile, and easy to use. People get excited about different aspects of them, and that moves the demo an entirely different direction. The oil sticks have a really nice  buttery consistency, quite …