Online workshops

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Saturday 16 January, 11am-11.40am
Free, no bookings required, optional Art Box - see details below

Join this free online workshop with NWOP finalist David Frazer to explore the fundamentals of linocut printmaking and the processes behind making a simple, single colour linocut print. David will discuss the cutting tools, the relief printing surface, how to ink up and ultimately the best ‘pressing’ technique for an at-home studio printmaker.

Filming from his studio in Castlemaine, you will also hear more about his own practice and how his work, although frequently whimsical, explores isolation and sense of place amidst an often-bleak Australian landscape. There is always a story to tell in David’s works and the skill of his narrative significantly informs his paintings and prints.

David is the recipient of many awards in Australia and internationally and his works are represented widely across Australia and overseas including the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial, State Library of Victoria and Chiang Mai Contemporary Art Museum of Thailand.

There is an option to purchase a Linocut Printmaking Art Box for $55 (including postage) that includes:

- A set of basic lino cutting tools
- A 15cm square of silk-cut lino
- A roller
- Black relief Ink
- Smooth surface printmaking paper (4 pieces)

You do not need to purchase the Art Box to participate, you may use your own materials.

Please note: during David’s printing process he also uses cheap acrylic paint to colour the lino surface, a piece of Perspex or glass to prepare the ink (you could also use a tile or a smooth plate) and a hairdryer to soften the lino square. Prior to printing, you might like to set yourself up with these workshop materials as well. We have included a sheet of carbon transfer paper (in the Art Box) if you have a drawing you would like to transfer onto the lino square.


Saturday 30 January, 11am-11.40am
Free, no bookings required, optional Art Box - see details below 

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Hubert Pareroultja, recent winner of the Art Gallery of New South Wale’s Wynne Prize (awarded annually for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours’) and 2020 NWOP finalist, will be steering the White Ghost Gum ‘tree study’ workshop from the Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre in Alice Springs.

Proudly Aboriginal owned and directed, Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre was established in 2004 as a place for Western Aranda artists to come together, paint and exchange creative ideas. The centre focuses on supporting landscape artists of the ‘Hermannsburg School’, who continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather and relative Albert Namatjira, one of the most renowned Australian artists of the 20th century.

Hubert is a senior Western Aranda-Luritja man who lives at Kulpitharra / Lundara outstation west of Hermannsburg (Ntaria). He has been painting watercolours since he was a young boy, following in the footsteps of his father Reuben Pareroultja and Uncles Otto and Edwin Pareroultja. When Hubert was young, he watched the original Hermannsburg School watercolour artist Albert Namatjira and his father and uncles as they painted. Hubert paints many of the same locations that Namatjira and the Pareroultja brothers painted, in particular Hermannsburg, Mt Sonder/Rutjipma and James Range.

Join Hubert and fellow Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre artists to experience, absorb and practice their approach to mastering watercolour painting. This is an immersive workshop process; directive is often gentle, and the artists mostly lead by letting participants observe them painting.

There is an option to purchase a Watercolour Art Box for $55 (including postage) via the MPRG website that includes:

- 4 sheets of 300gsm A4 paper (hot and cold pressed)
- 2 watercolour brushes of different sizes
- watercolour disc
- pencil and eraser
- printout of White Ghost Gum inspiration image

You do not need to purchase the Art Box to participate, you may use your own materials 

Reference image:

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Hubert Pareroultja, Lukaria (West MacDonnell Ranges, NT), 2017, watercolour on paper 



Join this free online workshop with artist Rosie Weiss to explore the watercolour and ink methods she uses to make her works on paper. Rosie will discuss paper supports, different types of watercolours, inks and brushes, her use of water as a resist and blending medium, and ways to integrate other drawing materials. You might like to work with collected organic forms from your garden, an idea you’ve been playing with, or an abstract image. Suitable for all abilities.

You can use your own materials for this workshop or purchase an MPRG Watercolour and Ink Art Box for $55 (includes postage) that includes:

6 sheets of 300gsm A4 paper (hot and cold pressed)
2 brushes (round and square ends)
watercolour disc
2 x 50mls containers of ink (one black and one colour)
1 x coloured watercolour pencil