Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Murrurundi Art Prize 2014

May 2014
Opening Friday 2nd May 2014 - RSL Hall Murrurundi from 6.30pm
$15.00 entry Gourmet Supper and Wine

Entries Close 18th April 2014

Exhibition dates: Weekends only 10.00am to 4.00pm
3rd May to 18th May 2014

8 Sections
Total Prize money $4,900.00

Visit Murrurundi Art Prize website for all information

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Tricia Reust Mixed Media Workshop Murrurundi 10th-11th March 2014

Landscape and Mixed Media - two day workshop with Tricia Reust

Dates: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th March 2014
Venue: Arts Council "Arts Space" - Murrurundi Railway Station
Contact Person: Rodney Swansborough (042 777 5707)  or
Love Appleby
Cost: $70.00
Bookings: (Currently open)

Information about Tricia Reust
Tricia Reust Website

Participants will work on three processes for creating landscapes :
  1. Tissue paper backing preparation on 12 by 16 inch canvas
  2. Impasto backing preparation on 8 by 10 inch canvas
  3. Mixed media on 24 by 30 inch canvas (or larger). Figure drawings or small paintings can be included as collage elements in this technique, or participants may choose to actually draw/paint animal or human figures into the landscape during the process.

Tricia will present landscape theory (with handout) and demonstrations of each step in each process, as well as individual attention as much as possible, to participants. The first day includes the theory; demonstrations; and consideration of drawings; and the second day, working towards completion of all three works.

Bookings and materials requirements list - see Rodney Swansborough

Payment for the two days - $70.00 

MATERIAL LIST - Required for the two day workshop

Materials Requirements List for Landscape and Mixed Media two day workshop
copyright Tricia Reust

Materials Requirements
Gessoed Stretched Canvases – one 8 by 10 inch; one 12 by 16 inch; one 24 by 30 inch, or larger
Visual diary and pencil for taking notes, and for drawing compositional sketches.
Acrylic paint – a basic palette includes a warm and cool each of the primaries, and some earth colours including yellow ochre. Some good colour choices for glazing include red gold, permanent alizarin, phthalo turquoise, quinacridone magenta, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, dioxazine purple,paynes grey, any of the siennas and umbers. For this workshop, black paint, a bright red, and White gesso are also essential.
You will need some containers large enough to hold your mixed paint glazes, with lids, at least four – I use takeaway food plastic containers
A couple of containers for water (I use old icecream containers)
Brushes – your regular acrylic brushes, with at least a couple of wide hakes (we use different ones for each colour to ensure clean pigment application – you will have to thoroughly wash your brush each time if you only have one); and at least one flat Taklon and a Taklon liner brush
Palette – flat and large, and a palette knife; sponge roller and a sponge. Brayer and waxed paper for printing (you can use a jar if you don’t have a brayer).          
Water mister spray bottle
Binder medium , and a wide cheap bristle brush .
Clear Painting medium
Impasto Gel Medium, Texture medium ( Modelling Compound)  and tools with which to create different texture surfaces - combs, ends of paint brushes, plastic forks,  dabbing with a towel, sponges etc.
Paper towels and rags
Thick papers –  this can include handmade papers; mulberry papers; brown paper; wall paper; thin cardboard; hessian; cheesecloth; pieces of thin fabrics; etc
Thin papers; Tissue paper, at least one sheet of white, and any other thin papers that you wish to utilize. Also, bond paper or regular copy printing paper.
Leaves (gum leaves or other – must be flat and dry) or other textured objects/material which you wish to incorporate; objects with interesting surface texture for frottage (rubbings); eg plastic / paper doilies; leaves; etc
water fast black ink pen, for your ink drawings on white tissue paper. White and black Free Flow Acrylic or gouache or ink.
Soft graphite stick for the frottaging; if drawing on the landscape, then a stick of soft compressed charcoal or a charcoal pencil; white pastel or a white pastel pencil;  kneadable eraser
Reference photographs – of landscapes and figures you wish to incorporate.
Spray varnish – I use Satin – for final protection and to seal the work.
Optional requirements: you can either (a) incorporate drawings as collage elements in the landscape, or (b) choose to draw figures into the process.
(a)   Drawings (graphite and/or charcoal or small watercolour studies) from your visual diary, or life drawing sessions etc. If you don’t have any, we will be exploring frottage (rubbing over textured objects) and you can use these results in place of the drawings. Mat Spray, essential with this technique - used to protect your drawings.
(b)   Clear Pastel Primer and an old wide bristle brush
Optional – pastels and pastel pencils and coloured pencils for finishing off the work; Derwent Inktense pencils for final details.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Murrurundi Photographic Prize 2013

2013   -  Murrurundi Photographic Prize  -   2013

12th/13th ....18th/19th/20th October


 FRIDAY 11th October 6.30PM RSL HALL
Entry: $15 (supper & refreshments)