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Tara Winona September 22nd                   Pamela Griffith October 27th


Workshops are open to all adults, for both members and non-members
and are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley West  NSW 2223.

Price of workshops is $55.00 per day for members
and $65.00 per day for non members

Full Payment must be made when booking workshop.
You will be advised six days prior to workshop if it is to be cancelled and your payment refunded.

Workshop times are 10.00am to 4.00pm - Arrive at 9.30 am to set up. 
Free cups of tea, coffee and biscuits available, bring your own lunch

September 22nd - Tara Winona will teach painting with Acrylic Inks
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An artist and a writer, Tara Winona's art celebrates a love affair with nature.
Tara seeks to capture the spirit of nature, give her a voice; tell the story of being alive
and her own journey through life

Personal stories are woven into Tara's work, expressions of life changing events.
Her paintings of wildlife become self-portraits, a vehicle to tell a story. Animal portraits
emerge from swirls of paint, emotions and memories flow - until the boundaries between
creature and artist become blurred.

‘When I look into an animals’ eyes, all of my masks fall away. I am left revealed. I express
this with my art: creating an invitation to feel, to be vulnerable, to connect.’ 
Working with a minimal colour palette, Tara seeks beauty in simplicity, leaving space for
the imagination. 
She paints with watercolour and acrylic inks, the unpredictable nature of the
materials a dance of flow, co-creating with chance.

‘I love the surprises that watercolour and acrylic inks hold; that I can not always control
them. I get out of the way and let my paints have their own voice. Sometimes it feels like it
is life expressing itself

Originally Tara trained as a graphic designer in Australia. She became a creative director
for son et lumière spectaculars: working with projection, lasers, lights, fireworks and special
effects. Painting with light.

The bright lights of the world called and in 2000 she moved to Italy in a creative director role
‘just for 18 months’ ... many character building experiences later and a number of awards,
she has worked around the world, made homes in Milan, Paris and London, learnt a couple
of extra languages and how to say thank you in at least thirty. 

Tara is represented by several galleries in the UK and Australia and has exhibited in the UK,
Netherlands and Sydney. In 2015 she won the Outstanding Artist Award at the Tunbridge
Wells International Art Fair and Editor’s Choice for the Book 101 Artworks of the Animal Kingdom.

Now Tara splits her time between her studio on Johnson’s Island and at the Headland Artists
in Mosman Sydney.

To see more of Tara’s work click on the link to her website: https://www.tarawinona.com/

October 27th - Pamela Griffith will teach painting an Acrylic Landscape

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Download Enrolment Form here    Download Materials List here

Pamela Griffith BA art ed. FRSN
Pamela Griffith graduated in first place from the National Art School, Sydney
and Sydney Teachers College and later completed a degree in art at the Collegeof Fine Arts UNSW. She has a Teacher’s certificate.
She is a distinguished artist who has works in major private and public collections in Australia

The National Gallery of Australia and the National Library are holding a large body of her works on
paper and some portraits.
Pamela is a renowned printmaker and has made many etching editions.
In 2007 Art works by her were given by the Prime minister on behalf of the Australian people to the heads of nations attending the APEC Conference.

She designed the Waratah on the Sydney Drivers licence. She is also the designer of the Bicentenary toile fabrics and the Mary MacKillop toile. (Powerhouse Museum collection).
She is well versed in the history of art, and
respectful of all art forms,
Pamela has developed her own vibrant style and is a consummate technician.
Her next exhibition is at the Wollongong City Art Gallery in March 2020.
Pamela has had a number of one-woman exhibitions in Regional Galleries throughout Australia.

Artist’s statement.:
“I have had a long association with acrylic paint manufacturers and am thoroughly acquainted with this paint medium.
Most works in my next exhibition at the Wollongong Regional Gallery will be in acrylic.
I love to pass on tips to people interested in acrylic painting. I enjoy teaching painting techniques and have spent a lifetime learning to master various mediums.
This demonstration will be on landscape using acrylics.”

More information on Pamela Griffith can be found on her website

For more details phone Workshop Co-ordinator, Shirley Kane: 9576 2882
or Treasurer, Freda Surgenor: 9501 1903