Last chance to join our CONTEMPORARY PASTELS workshop!


There’s only a couple of last minute places available for artist Filomena’s Coppola’s CONTEMPORARY PASTELS – STILL LIFE SERIES workshop which begins THIS Sunday!  All the details and to book click HERE.

NO Drop-in Life Drawing this Saturday


Hi everyone, please note there will be NO Drop-in Life Drawing this Saturday as we’ll cheering Erika on as a finalist in the Paul Guest prize in Bendigo!  Good luck Erika!!!

Contemporary Pastels with Filomena Coppola

Bruise II, pastel on paper, 80h x 120w cm 2004

We’re looking forward to Filomena’s new workshop CONTEMPORARY PASTELS – STILL LIFE SERIES!

Designed to follow on from her Technical Approach workshop, this 2 day workshop begins August 28th and places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.



West Projections Festival


We’re so excited that The Art Room is part of the West Projections Festival and even more excited that it is Amie Batalibasi that is showing her film ‘Lit’ on our wall!!!  Organised by our friend Chatal Wynter from Wynter Projects this festival is going to be awesome!!!

Be immersed in the colour blue through a series of video projections and sound pieces, presented by West Projections.  In its third year, West Projections in 2016 joins forces with Victoria University to create an evocative blue atmosphere in the streets of Footscray.  States of Blue will illuminate creative spaces, VU campus, businesses and public places.  Discover 18+ unique sites, each showing specially commissioned artwork.

The program includes four free evening guided walks to the sites with artist talks and performances. Come and experience Footscray after dark as you have never seen it before.  States of Blue is part of BluScray – a program of blue-themed arts and cultural events held throughout 2016 to celebrate Victoria University’s Centenary in collaboration with Maribyrnong City Council for the Footscray University Town initiative.

‘Lit’ screens nightly as part of the West Projections Festival from TONIGHT – 11th of September 2016, 6-10pm at our new studio 125 Hyde St, Footscray VIC 3011.  Walk or drive by to see the work projected at night.  For more information click HERE.


Contemporary Pastels with Filomena Coppola


Filomena Coppola returns to The Art Room with a new workshop CONTEMPORARY PASTELS – STILL LIFE SERIES!

This two day workshop explores the transformation of a traditional still life study into a dynamic contemporary work.  In particular we will be looking at composition, background, textures, and edges.  Please note that this workshop is for students who have completed Filomena’s Technical Pastels workshop previously.

The workshop is on August 28th and September 4th, places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.