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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 …

Latest in Painting Innovations Go Bush

Last week C&B Alice Springs and RAFT Art Space hosted a number of exciting free informative art events that covered the latest innovations in artist paints. Hands on demonstrations on colour, pigments and paint creation; new possibilities for artists who use oils; and the latest innovations in acrylics were presented by experts in their field.…

Watch the Video – Marco Luccio printing one of the etchings from The Garden of Sorrows

  2.47min video of Marco Luccio  printing one of the etchings from The Garden of Sorrows   Artist MARCO LUCCIO has collaborated with award-winning author JOHN HUGHES and brought to life fourteen mesmerising fables with 80 original etchings, 60 of which feature in the hardcover book of same name. Stay tuned for  the documentary on Marco’s work at…

Adam Lee – Acrylics & Oils Demo

Adam Lee – Painting with Acrylics & Oils Our demo this week was presented by Adam Lee, who generously took time out from preparing for his upcoming show at Kaliman Rawlins to talk about the way he works from acrylic to oils in his beautifully moody paintings. Adam showed us really specific ways to use…

Helen Johnson acrylic painting demo

Demonstration with Liquitex, Matisse and ARA acrylic paints and mediums Last Thursday we hosted a demonstration of acrylic painting techniques by Helen Johnson, an artist with an ever rising profile both in Australia and internationally (and an Abbotsford local). Helen was incredibly generous, sharing her own personal methods for using acrylic paint, mixing colours, and using…