2015 November

Life Drawing Workshop (untutored)

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Held on: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of January 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Fees per day:
•    Members $30.00
•    Non Members $40.00
•    Students (full time 25 years or under) $20.00

•    Required on first day of attendance for number of days attending (please note: no half day fees).

As space is limited (attendance limit of 12 artists per day), bookings are essential and must be received prior to Thursday December 31st 2015.Models will be provided for the four days. Tables, chairs and 15 easels are available, however, bring your own materials.
BYO lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
For bookings please call Clive Vogel  0427 774 214
You can also book via Email at: clive.vogel@tafensw.edu.au (until 11th of December 2015).


Acrylic Workshop (Tutor: Kelli McGregor)

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When: 12th – 13th March 2016 at the Paintbox Studio
Tutor: Kelli McGregor.  For more info, see her website www.kellimacart.com.au
Fee: $150 pp

We are excited to have the expertise of Kelli McGregor, a professional artist who produces vibrant and colourful paintings, often using mixed media.  Her landscapes convey great warmth and energy and depict the rich colours and unique features of the Australian Landscape.

Click here to download an enrolment form.  Make sure you don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and develop new approaches to painting that Kelli will offer.  Ideally, it is preferable to limit the workshop size to 12 participants.

Acrylics Coordinator
Nancy Robinson

Sumi-e Workshop

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When:  27 & 28 February 2016
How much:   $150 for two days (members and students); $180 (non-members)
What you need:   Japanese brush, Calligraphy ink (sumie), Japanese paper.  (More details will be given to participants later)

Our long awaited Sumi-e work shop is finally here!
Sumi-e is originally from China and it is spiritually rooted in ZEN Buddhism.  In Japan its art of concentration, clarity and simplicity was paralleled in the calm and tranquillity of Samurai Code of Conduct.   Today, becoming a master Sumi-e artist requires the same investment of effort and time in rigorous training and discipline.   (You can Google “History of Sumi-e” for more info.)
Our tutor is a Japanese lady called Emi Kamataki who lives in Melbourne. She learnt Calligraphy and painting as a child.  In 2005, the International Sumi-e Association ran a Sumi-e work shop in Melbourne and since then she studies this art form in Melbourne and Tokyo. She is now certified as an advanced lecturer and has been awarded at the exhibition in Tokyo.  Apart from exhibiting her art in Japan, China, France and Estonia, she also teaches at school as an artist in residence as well as runs classes for adult groups and also gives private lessons.  She loves this simple yet deep art of brush, ink and paper combined and is looking for further possibilities of Sumi-e to develop her own style.
Places are strictly limited to a minimum of eight to a maximum of twelve participants to make this workshop worthwhile.   This is rather short notice.  However, quite a few people are already showing interest, so be quick to put your name down!!   Fees need to be paid in full no later than the 1st  February.  I can purchase and make up a basic kit which will have a Japanese brush, ink, paper and mat for the cost price of around $15.  Please let me know before the 10th February, if you wish to purchase a kit.

Members wishing to attend the workshop please complete the application form (click here to download form) and forward to the Treasurer with payment.
Midori Treeve    (mtreeve1@bigpond.com)

2016 Exhibition Schedule

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View our published AWAS Exhibition Program for 2016.

Click here to download the 2016 exhibition schedule.

Albury Wodonga Artists Society members are encouraged to use this as a reference, and plan ahead for the exhibitions you will be involved in. There may also be times when you can support us in making it all happen.

We are very proud of the high standard of work exhibited at the studio and at the Plant Farm’s Garden Gallery Cafe.

Until 31 Jan 2016 Little Gems(contd) Until 7 Feb Members’ Summer Exhibition (contd)
2 Feb to 5 April Colour Me Happy 9 Feb to 6 Mar New Members Exhibition
5 Apr to 7 Jun Faces & Figures 8 Mar – 3 Apr Life Drawing Special
7 Jun – 2 Aug Town & Country 5 Apr – 1 May Dynamic Acrylics
2 Aug – 4 Oct Reflections 3 May – 5 Jun Free Space
4 Oct – 6 Dec Blooming Lovely 7 Jun – 3 Jul Water Colour Magic
6 Dec – 31 Jan 2017 Little Gems
(Nothing over $150)
5 Jul – 7 Aug Free Space
9 Aug – 4 Sep Incredible Oils
6 Sep – 2 Oct Free Space
4 Oct – 13 Nov Pastel Perfect
15 Nov – 31 Jan 2017 Members’ Annual Summer Exhibition


Exhibition Coordinators: Heather Sparks & Nancy Robinson(Garden Gallery Cafe)

Christina Zey & Kathy Bruce (Paintbox Studio)

NOTE: “Free Space” is available for solo or joint exhibitions at the Studio. Please contact Christina or Kathy.