what i wish i learned at art school

A Truth About Being an Artist

A TRUTH ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST hosted by Hannah Bertram is on this Saturday 1-3pm!

Hannah will be sharing tools and activities she uses to help her remain curious, playful and uninhibited in her practice.

Hannah will also be discussing her 24 Hour Endurance Drawing Project, which we’re thrilled to be hosting on October 20th, so if you’re curious to learn more about what this special event entails please come along!

BOOK YOUR SEAT HERE

Teacher Feature – Hannah Bertram

Hannah Bertram completed a PhD at VCA, University of Melbourne in 2018, and a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at RMIT. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word.

During her fifteen years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARI’s, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Prudential Eye Award for Best Emerging Installation Artists in Asia. Bertram has also participated in many artist-in-residencies programs, such as the Australia Council, Skills and Art Development – Green St studio New York.

In addition to her art career she is also an experienced teacher working in the Creative Arts degrees at Deakin University. Several of her artist-in-residence projects have included working with members of the community or students, to collaborate creatively on the development of new work.

In 2005 Hannah Bertram and fellow American artist Kendall Nordin created and completed the first 24 Hour Drawing Project. In subsequent years the event has included artists from Australia, USA and China and has taken place in several continents. It is a studio-based project that honours endurance, time and process.  We’re thrilled to be hosting the next 24hrDP on October 20th!

Come along to A TRUTH ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST this Saturday and hear Hannah speak about her practice, how she remains curious and her 24 Hour Endurance Drawing Project! For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

*Hannah’s portrait © Bri Hammond and RMIT

A Truth About Being an Artist

Join us for our next WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshop with artist Hannah Bertram – A TRUTH ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST!

In this workshop you will learn about some of the activities Hannah uses in her practice to be playful, curious, uninhibited and uncertain. Hannah will also be discussing her 24 Hour Endurance workshop which we’re excited to be hosting on October 20th!

It’s on Saturday 15th September 1-3pm, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Hosting Your First Exhibition

Coming up in our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series is a new workshop – Hosting Your First Exhibition!

Hosting your first solo exhibition can be daunting, and in this workshop we’ll share what you need to know and do to host a successful show!  We’ll cover everything from finding the right gallery, to writing proposals, to marketing, to install, and through to deinstall.  Please send us any questions you’d like answered in the workshop!

It’s on Saturday 4th August 1-3pm, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Reflecting on your practice

REFLECTING ON PRACTICE is a new workshop hosted by Yvette Grant as part of our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series.

How we think about our practice changes it and often our reflection on practice can be intuitive, instinctual or automatic. In order to deepen this reflection, we can use tools to push dead-ends, reveal what’s underneath and question the habitual.  In this session, Yvette will take you through two methods of reflecting on practice: firstly, reflecting through writing using the approaches of Jenny Moon; and secondly, reflecting through the practice of a philosopher’s walk.

Places are limited to 30 attendees, book your place HERE!

Social Media & Marketing for artists – THIS Saturday

Coming up this Saturday – Social Media and Marketing for Artists!

Join Ilona Nelson as she steps you through how to create media packs, how to use social media effectively and market your work.  All profits are donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, places are limited, book your spot HERE.

Reflecting on Practice

We’re really excited for our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshop in June with Yvette Grant – REFLECTING ON PRACTICE.
 
How we think about our practice changes it and often our reflection on practice can be intuitive, instinctual or automatic. In order to deepen this reflection, we can use tools to push dead-ends, reveal what’s underneath and question the habitual.
 
Yvette Grant is the current skills adviser in The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, at The University of Melbourne. In this session, she will take you through two methods of reflecting on practice: firstly, reflecting through writing using the approaches of Jenny Moon; and secondly, reflecting through the practice of a philosopher’s walk.
 
It’s on June 9th, this session is limited to 30 attendees and you can book your place here.

Grant writing for artists

Our next workshop in our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series is GRANT WRITING with Melinda Martin, the Director of Linden New Art!

We’re really lucky to have Melinda join us and it’s a fantastic opportunity to get grant writing advice from an arts professional.

It’s on April 7th 1-3pm, places are limited, for all the details and to book please CLICK HERE.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone that attended one of our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshops! All profits were donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and we raised OVER $1800 in 2017!!!!

The Art Room is proud to support such a fantastic and important service. The next workshop in this series is on March 17th and we’re looking forward to raising even more in 2018!

A Complete Guide To Mediums & Varnishes

A Complete Guide To Mediums & Varnishes quickly booked out and we’ve now added extra seats!

It’s on Saturday 18th November from 1-3pm and we’ll cover everything you wanted to know about using mediums to help your painting!  The demonstration will cover the following subjects:
. Indirect vs direct painting techniques.
. Demystifying ‘fat over lean’ rules
. Using mediums for contemporary techniques.
. Materials for a safer studio environment
. Why and how to varnish your painting.
Book one of the final seats HERE.