Cheralyn Lim Liquitex Spray demonstration

Liquitex sprays are very different from your average can of enamel spray paint. They contain artist’s quality acrylic paint, and the colours are standardised across the Liquitex range. You can use liquitex mediums with them all as well. Because they have very low odour, and contain a high pigment load, you don’t have any of…

Alice Wormald: Watercolour, a challenging medium

March 13th Alice Wormald Watercolour Demonstration Alice makes beautiful, complex, meticulously painted watercolours  of weird landscapes. She develops her imagery through collages which she composes from photographs of natural objects, like flower petals, rocks and mountains. Watercolour is a challenging medium, because you can’t hide anything, but the natural imagery is very forgiving. She paints…

Trevelyan Clay Oil Painting Demo: The importance of good art materials

February 27th Trevelyan Clay Oil Painting Demonstration  This demo provided a fascinating view into the development of Trev’s painting practice over the ten years  since he graduated from the Australian National University. He told us about how, as a student,  he painted on really cheap boards, with maybe one coat of gesso, and used cheap…

Paint Marker Demo with Masato Takasaka : Make lightfast artwork in a really immediate and direct way

February 20th Masato Takasaka Paint Marker Demonstration  Masato is one of Melbourne’s most productive artists, and he seemed to really inspire people to have a go in this demo, without second guessing the result or being tentative. He’s not scared of putting his work out there, and this generous spirit helped to create a fantastic open…

quietNOISE – About the artists

Find out more about the artist’s  Dawn Csutoros, Sara Lindsay, Caroline Phillips, Corinna Berndt and Filomena Coppola in quietNOISE Sara Lindsay Sara Lindsay is a British born artist, curator and educator who lives in Melbourne.  She worked as a weaver at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop (now the Australian Tapestry Workshop) from its foundation in 1976…

R&F Encaustic Paints: Some Frequently Asked Questions & Useful Info

R&F Encaustic Paints : Frequently asked Questions & Some Useful Info What is Encaustic Paint Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint.  The word ‘encaustic’ comes…

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!…

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…

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…