2023 Demonstration Program

2023 Demonstration Program

Demonstrations of painting techniques will be held at the following times in a room within the Art Show venue in the ATC Building at Swinburne University 427 Burwood Rd., Hawthorn. The area is accessible by lift, escalator, or stairs. These are free presentations to Art Show patrons and feature leading artists from around Australia. Demonstrating artists will be available for discussion at the end of their presentations, or in the designated area where their paintings are displayed at the Art Show. In between demonstrations, view the show and over a coffee or lunch in the nearby cafe decide whether you agree with this year’s judges.

Please note, participating artists and times are correct at time of printing.

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Date Time Artist Medium Subject
Saturday 24th June: 11.00am Yesim Gozukara
W/C Yesim will explore how to create magical granulation effects using the qualities of the pigments. These textures complement and unify the transparency of the main feature, they also add excitement, dimension and character to the painting.
2.00pm Joseph Zbukvic W/C Joseph will paint a larger piece in the studio of an ‘en plein air’ study of a subject near the Camberwell Art Show completed in the morning.
Sunday 25th June: 11.00am Ev Hales W/C Rules are made to be broken. Ev will talk about some of the myths related to watercolour and how different ways of working and products challenge the traditional approach.
2.00pm Rob Knight Oil Rob will paint a bush theme and capture the essence and mood of this landscape in his contemporary method of arranging different perspectives.
Monday 26th June: 11.00am Julian Bruere W/C Julian will demonstrate his skill in developing an atmospheric textured landscape in the watercolour medium
2.00pm Ben Winspear Oil Ben will display his ability to capture the essence of a landscape using the synthesis of both representational and abstract styles.
Saturday 1st July: 11.00am Ted Dansey W/C Ted will demonstrate how to transform a sketch book image into a finished watercolour painting.
2.00pm Peter Smales Oil Peter will inspire viewers with his use of colour to convey an impressionistic atmosphere to a seascape subject.
Sunday 2nd July: 11.00am Cathy Van Ee Oil Cathy will be discussing the difference between alla prima and layered oil painting techniques while demonstrating an oil portrait painting.
2.00pm Lyn Mellady Pastel Working with the purity of pastel pigment Lyn will bring the beauty of light over water and shoreline as they interact at day’s edge.

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