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We are proud to present PUSHING THE LINE a unique artistic opportunity for artists and art students looking to challenge their practice!

This challenging and dynamic experience will be taught by five diverse and exciting artists, and will inspire, stimulate and challenge you!  It is an opportunity for you to step into the unknown, work with a variety of mediums, try new approaches and take a risk in your practice.  Each tutor has designed their own one day workshop, creating a very unique and engaging experience every day.  The sessions will allow you to experiment with unconventional approaches to mark making and creating, and the intensive is run over five consecutive days allowing for concentrated focus and development.

This is not a beginners class and therefore it is expected that participants will have a level of confidence in their own practice.  The objective of this intensive is not to come away with a perfect finished artwork to hang on the wall, but rather a new set of experiences and processes to inform your work in the future.

For Pushing The Line in 2021 we are focusing on the Elements, but not as you would expect!

with Nic Plowman

with Juan Ford

with Erika Gofton

We have spent the last 9 months hyper aware of the limitations of the space around us and we have also been made acutely aware of the space that exists between ourselves and others. Working on a large scale this workshop will encourage you to think about the space we inhabit, but also how we can create drawings that explore our physical space whilst also navigating the pictorial space. We will traverse the space as explorers using drawing as a tool to map our journey.

with Jacqui Stockdale

The popular idea of a shapeshifter is of a human being who turns into something else.  In this workshop you will cut out paper shapes directly from the life model to make a series of surreal collages combining colour and patterns.
The focus will be; Creating glorious shapes and transformations based on the human figure, hand and eye coordination, developing skills in scissor dexterity, negative and positive space, making powerful imagery by delving into the surreal world of the subconscious.

with Wilma Tabacco

This session will focus on the rendering of one or two previously made black/white drawings in tonal variations of one colour.  A contrasting colour for dramatic effect will be added during the experimental phase.  Trials on paper in small scale using any coloured medium, including collage, will begin the process.

Elaborating and refining one or two of the small experimental works will lead to the creation of a resolved work that manifests the ideas on which it is premised.  One work by each participant will be ‘installed’ in a trial group exhibition in consultation with Wilma.

18 – 22 January 2021
5 days
10am – 4pm
$975 / $925 Concession

Please email us to go on the wait list

2 X installments

– Book by paying a 50% deposit, with the balance processed 6th January
– If you are a student or concession card holder apply the coupon code ‘PTL’ to receive $50 off

3 X installments
– Purchase an installment package HERE OR a Concession installment package HERE
– You will receive an email with a coupon code
– Book into Pushing The Line and apply the code
*You must complete this last step to complete the booking*

– Materials list available soon
– Your lunch, we have a fridge, microwave and sandwich press available and there are cafes nearby

– General materials
– Tea, coffee machine, morning and afternoon tea
– Lunch is provided for the Friday session
*Subject to Covid restrictions

The Art Room, Life Drawing
Abstract Thinking workshop with artist Wilma Tabacco at The Art Room
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