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Demonstrations are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley West NSW 2223
on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 2.00 to 4.30pm and include afternoon tea.
The fee is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non members.
You don't need to book for this activity.

July 1st  - Natalie O'Conner will demonstrate - A Spotlight on Acrylics

How can we improve our handling of colours? What new tools are available? Are there any new innovations that can help artists to express and paint the world around them? 

Join Natalie O'Connor (Resident artist and technical support for Winsor and Newton, Liqitex and Conte A Paris) in a conversation about all things paint and colour.

Try out new tools from Winsor & Newton and Liquitex for Acrylics on our "Try Me" tables and receive samples to take home and try out.

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Natalie O'Connor is the resident artist and education programs manager for Winsor and Newton, Liquitex and Conte A Paris in Australia.

She studied Art Education at UNSW Cofa achieving a Bachelor of Education and later furthered her interest in painting practice with a Masters Degree.

She is currently a PhD candidate at the UNSW Art & Design, researching the development and innovation of artists' colour and how they can affect the evolution of art practice.

In her role as resident artist, with her technical expertise and keen interest in artists' materials and method of best practice, she provides technical assistance to artists globally through the brand website and regularly presents lectures at universities and galleries throughout Australia.

She provides residency and scholarship opportunities for emerging artists and students studying art.
She also works closely with professional artists in the studios to assist them with solutions to their technical queries.

Over the last ten years, Natalie has collaborated with Artist Profile Magazine to generate artist expeditions and exhibitions for many professional artists on behalf of Winsor and Newton. The most recent being "Your Friend The Enemy" an expedition that took a number of artists to Gallipoli to paint En Pleinair and this exhibition is currently touring Australia.

Previous projects include: "Not the Way Home" - an expedition and exhibition - 13 Artists travelled to Broken Hill and Fowlers Gap. "Insight Radical" - a residency at Melbourne University - art met and science....This exhibition toured Australia and the UK with a supporting public education program. "On this Island" - An expedition to New Zealand's North Island led by Ewan MacLeod.

“It’s important to me as an artist to respect the materials and make informed choices that connect on a conceptual level with the intended artwork,” says TFAC instructor Natalie O’Connor.

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More Demos for 2017:
August 12th - Jeanette Prout - Mixed Media - Contemporary
September 9th - Ian Hansen - Maritime Art
October 14th - Bob Gurney - Landscape in Oils using a limited pallette
November 11th - Soheir Ehinger - Abstract