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Carla and one of her lovely paintings

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  - Carla Hanania 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 Carla Hanania (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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Intimate knowledge of colour frames the foundation for Carla Hananiah’s balancing act between nature and artifice. Her paintings depict vast stretches of New Zealand and Australian mountain and sky most often at the “magic hour” – at dawn or dusk when unreal and powerful, dramatic slanting sunlight moves fleetingly across the landscape, creating tonalities and hues to dazzle the eye.

In the studio she returns to field notes and sketches and, in an almost diaristic fashion, responds to the land and sky in paint. The tension she sets up between the self and the impersonal grounds her work: her use of heightened, complementary colour and shimmering fluorescent paint underscores inquiry into consideration of the environment and our place within it as well as our present moment’s complex relationship to “Nature”.

“When I arrive into the landscape, it’s almost as if I’ve let go of a breath I’ve been holding for a long time,” she says. “I am a Romantic, and I paint to capture the essence of the sublime expressed through natural beauty”.

Carla holds a Masters of Fine Arts through Research, a Master of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales. She has exhibited throughout Australia and is the recipient of multiple prizes including Mosman Art Prize Viewers’ Choice Award (2012), the Blake Prize Society’s John Coburn Emerging Artist Award (2011), the Hornsby Art Prize (2011) and the Winsor & Newton Start Your Studio Scholarship (2009).

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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