16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

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2022

2022

Celebrating Women In Art

Keynote Speakers: Julie Rrap and Artist Panel - Tai Snaith, Stanislava Pinchuk, Julia Gutman, Angela Tiatia, Marikit Santiago and Kim Leutwyler

Celebrate the work and art practice of Women – with a focus on gender equity and an enhanced understanding of Women’s profound and diverse contribution to culture. 

Bring new imaginations to Art and freshening up perceptions of art history – rewriting, rethinking and reinvigorating the story of Art.

Day 1. Julie Rrap

Tracing through her early major works, in this session Julie Rrap will discuss her career journey as one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists for over 35 years. Since the mid-1970’s Rrap has worked with a range of media including photography, painting, sculpture, performance and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the body.

Rrap will offer an insight into the importance of women artists bringing new imaginations and reinvigoration to the art world, as they re-write and re-establish the narrative of Art History.

Rrap will also discuss her experience as an educator in this session. Linking how passion and commitment to her own practice is significant in the mentorship and growth of her students.

Julie Rrap

ARTIST & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

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Day 2. Panel Discussion

Join artist, author and podcast presenter Tai Snaith as she discusses the work and lives of some of Australia's most impressive young leading contemporary Women artists.

Tai Snaith

ARTIST, AUTHOR & PODCAST HOST

Kim Leutwyler

ARTIST

Marikit Santiago

ARTIST

Julia Gutman

ARTIST

Stanislava Pinchuk

ARTIST

Angela Tiatia

ARTIST

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Self Abstraction

Participants will tap into their inner palette to create an abstracted portrait. Our first canvas will be purely for experimentation, and the second will result in a self-portrait that expresses our inner selves through colour, abstraction, composition and mark-making.

Kim Leutwyler

ARTIST

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Expressions in Clay

Explore, experiment and push the boundaries of porcelain, mixed media and underglaze drawing in a dynamic, thought-provoking and nurturing course. Gain a strong foundation in practical skills, technical knowledge and contemporary ceramics practices.

Juz Kitson

ARTIST

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Draw & Stitch: They call it craft...

Join Tania De Berardino and explore the rich creative dialogue between art and craft, and elevate your domestic realm into the glorious space of art! We will explore finding inspiration and connection to the everyday things in your kitchen, dining room and home - and use these to create art.

Tania Di Berardino

ARTIST & EDUCATOR

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Aussie Icons

Join soft sculpture and textile artist Sue-Ching Lascelles to reimagine two Aussie favorites as soft sculptures. The humble Vegemite jar and prawn will be recreated in felt as 3D objects in this fun and very hands on workshop.

Sue-ching Lascelles

ARTIST

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Creative Watercolouring

Participants will learn about watercolours, the nitty gritty of the medium itself, as well as some easy-peasy tricks when painting. We’ll then look at our favourite packaged snacks and create a fun and exciting piece.

Dawn Tan

ARTIST & EDUCATOR

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Documenting the Dérive

Explore the city with Wendy Murray and create your own record of the urban environment. Murray will demonstrate how to see the city through the eyes of someone who feels deeply connected to her urban landscape.

Wendy Murray

ARTIST

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Paint your Pronouns

Words have power, especially when it comes to expressing your identity. In this workshop participants will bring their pronouns to life with lettering, colour, scale and pattern.

Gemma O’Brien

ARTIST & DESIGNER

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Weaving

Gain a deeper insight into Kyra's diverse and evolving artistic practice, as you are expertly guided to create your own woven artwork. Participants will receive a follow along raffia kit to create their piece during this interactive workshop.

Kyra Mancktelow

ARTIST

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Sculpting Stingrays

During this workshop participants will learn a range of sculpting skills whilst making a stingray. Using reference imagery, participants will work with air dry clay to create their sculptures. The techniques used will also be able to be applied to clays which can be fired and glazed.

Natalie Ryan

ARTIST

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Miniature Garden Shed

The focus is on the fundamentals of making miniature scale paper buildings; creating texture, cutting and gluing techniques. This workshop is designed for the miniature enthusiasts and for those who always thought their hands are either too big or shaky for miniature building.

Mylyn Nguyen

ARTIST

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Day 1. Cassie Stephens

I'm sharing all things art room management, from rules and routines to cultivating teamwork and raising up independent thinkers and creators. My goal is to share with you ways to be your very best art teacherin' self for your students, whether you are on a cart, virtual or in the classroom.

Cassie Stephens

ART TEACHER, WRITER & BROADCASTER

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Day 1. Sue Jo Wright

In this session, participants will be encouraged to use gesture as a visual language. Using no spoken words, you will learn how you and your students can respond to artworks through body language, movement, eye contact, mime and acting.

As a Deaf artist and educator, Sue Jo Wright will use both her training and lived experience to highlight how developing pedagogy strategies for accessibility and inclusivity is essential in the classroom for all learners.

Sue Jo Wright

ARTIST & EDUCATOR

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Day 2. Cindy M Foley

Creativity is precisely what we need at times of great change and yet for many, the mythology, the stereotypes, and the baggage associated with creativity keeps us from engaging.

Cindy M Foley

Executive Deputy Director for Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art

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Day 2. Georgia Close

This session will share National Gallery initiatives, such as the Know My Name project, an exhibition that tells the story of women in Australian art, telling alternative histories, challenging stereotypes and highlighting the stories and achievements of Australian women artists; and the National Indigenous Art Triennial, the National Gallery’s flagship exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Georgia Close

Head of National Learning at the National Gallery of Australia

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