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Women of the West

Coming up this Sunday as a part of Open Studios in the West! Join us for an afternoon of artist talks by Filomena Coppola, Erika Gofton, Cyrus Tang and Ilona Nelson. All are a part of This Wild Song, and all have studios based in the West!

It’s free to attend and no bookings required, all are welcome and the talks begin at 1pm sharp. Bring along your questions for a Q&A with the artists too!

And if you’d like to hear more about This Wild Song you can listen to Ilona’s recent interview on Radio National’s Books and Arts program HERE.

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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A conversation about Women in the Arts

The Art Room is very excited to be hosting the next This Wild Song forum!

Join artists Hannah Bertram, Dena Kahan, Jacqui Stockdale and our very own Erika Gofton for a conversation about Women in the Arts. The panel will speak about their individual practices, share their experiences and participate in a Q&A.

Tickets are limited, afternoon tea is provided and you can book your seat HERE
*TWS is not for profit, all funds raised will be used to pay the speakers

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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

One spot left!

We only have ONE spot available for both the PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS and SKIN COLOUR & PAINTING FROM LIFE workshops! Book the last spots now!

Photography Workshop with Ilona

Our PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS workshop returns in Term 2 as a one day intensive!  It’s on Sunday 2nd July, places are limited to a maximum of 10 students, and there are only a couple of spots left so book now!

Learn how to use your DSLR!

Do you own a beautiful digital SLR camera but have never taken it off Auto?  Join photographic artist Ilona Nelson for a one day intensive workshop to learn how to take beautiful photographs with the camera you have!  PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS is on July the 2nd, places are limited, book your place HERE!

Tutor Exhibition

We’re excited to be having an exhibition by our wonderful tutors!  Join us on the 1st of July to meet The Art Room team and see works by:

Godwin Bradbeer / godwinbradbeer.com
Yvette Coppersmith / yvettecoppersmith.com
Filomena Coppola / filomenacoppola.com
Erika Gofton
Ilona Nelson / ilonanelson.com
Nic Plowman / nicplowman.com
Merryn Trevethan / merryntrevethan.com

All the details on FB HERE.

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What I Wished I Learned at Art School


We’re so excited to announce our new series of professional development workshops… WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL!!  We’re going to cover all the important topics like grant writing, applying for residencies, how to host a successful exhibition and social media for artists.  BUT we want to hear from YOU!  What do you want to learn more about?  Please comment with your ideas and we’ll find the perfect artists with expertise in these areas to host the workshops.

We’re kicking off this series with SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ARTISTS hosted by artist Ilona Nelson on May 20th!

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