art tutors

Erika featured on This Wild Song

Ilona recently photographed TAR Director Erika Gofton for her project This Wild Song with a gorgeous barn owl Lucy! Read Erika’s interview and see more of her work at https://thiswildsong.com.au/erika-gofton/

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

Congratulations to Ilona Nelson for being selected as a finalist in the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize!  Ilona’s portrait of artist Patricia Piccinini is from her This Wild Song project – a series of portraits and interviews with Australian women artists.

Exhibition opens and winner is announced 20th August, you can see all of the finalists works HERE.

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The Art Room Tutor Exhibition

We’re very excited to be hosting an exhibition of work by our tutors!  Please join us Saturday 1st July 1-3pm for the one day event and meet the team!  We’ll be showing works by:

Sue Beyer
Godwin Bradbeer
Yvette Coppersmith
Filomena Coppola
Erika Gofton
Ilona Nelson
Nic Plowman
Merryn Trevethan

 

This beautiful piece is by Godwin Bradbeer

New workshop with Celeste Chandler!

We’re excited to announce a brand new workshop with Celeste Chandler – SKIN COLOUR AND FIGURE PAINTING FROM LIFE

This workshop will teach the basics of painting the life model in oils, focusing on how to mix skin tones and how to quickly block in the forms, tones, colours and composition before refining your painting.  In this one day workshop students will explore how to complete a painting of the life model in a single sitting.

Places are limited, all the details and to book HERE.

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Last week of Celeste Chandler’s exhibition

Celeste Chandler, Painted Lady 1

 

A reminder that this is the last week to see Celeste’s Chandler’s exhibition You Make Me Feel Mighty Real at Nicholas Thompson Gallery. Celeste’s beautiful and playful paintings set out to explore the idea of the heroic male figure in painting including saints, heroes, soldiers, dandies, philosophers, prophets, martyrs and artists. They end up exploring much more. Seriously don’t miss the opportunity to see this incredible body of work! Exhibition ends Sunday 13 NOV.

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street
Collingwood, VIC 3066Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm (and by appointment)

Celeste Chandler Exhibition at Nicholas Thompson Gallery

Celeste Chandler from the exhibition, 'You Make Me Feel Mighty Real'

Celeste Chandler from the exhibition, ‘You Make Me Feel Mighty Real’

We are very excited that The Art Room tutor and friend Celeste Chandler is having an exhibition at Nicholas Thompson Gallery.

You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Celeste Chandler

Exhibition Opening Saturday 22 October 4-6pm
Exhibition continues until 13 November 2016

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood

New Tutor: Nic Plowman

We are delighted to introduce Melbourne artist Nic Plowman as our newest tutor at The Art Room.

Nic is renowned for his striking and dynamic figurative work and is going to make a fantastic addition to our Art Room team. Nic is a graduate from the University of Southern Queensland and QUT in Visual Arts and Education, winning the university’s Parvis Nikdin Prize for outstanding achievement in studio practice He has exhibited throughout Australia and has been a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Duke Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize for three consecutive years. He was also a finalist in the London Calling Exhibition, Scream London Gallery, and is a two times finalist in the Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship.

Nic creates work which is both ‘profound and authentic’, discussing compelling themes with bold compositions and superb draughtsmanship. His work is largely autobiographical and explores themes of mortality, fear, triumph and masculinity.

Nic will be teaching our Life Drawing course, which begins on Thursday 6 October. You can read more about the course here.

Welcome Nic!

www.nicplowman.com