Art Workshop Barratt Galleries, Sunday 27th March 10.30am-3pm. $60 (including some materials)
Being a GOLDEN artist /educator Turiya is offering a one day playshop to create artworks that explore some of the techniques used in her latest exhibition.
We will be revealing the mystery of mixed media( collage, stencilling and painting) and Golden Gel Mediums and Paints to create your own artworks. You will be working from your own childhood memories and photos and telling a story about who you were, from the viewpoint of who you are now.
Each piece can have many layers and hidden meanings and messages. You will learn to work with your own visual language which speaks in terms of archetypes and symbols. Each step will be methodical and easy allowing joy and fun to lead you to your creative conclusion.
Students need to bring:
Paper (heavy art paper that has been gessoed) A2 or larger, Art journal or smaller pieces of paper on which to write, sketch etcPhotocopies of photos of themselves as children or their family, pets, friends etc . Toner based and laser copied are both fine
Images of memorabilia or the memorabilia itself
Paint Brushes, rags, water container, pencils, paper doilies or any others stencils you may have at home.
18th February, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barratt Galleries director, Julie Barratt, has just returned from 2months volunteering in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Julie was working for the Esther Benjamins Trust coordinating a print studio to provide sustainable employment for young deaf Nepali women who come from very disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of these young women have been victims of trafficking. Many are children who were trafficked into Indian circuses where they were forced to work as performers.
The money they receive from the production and sale of artworks helps them to develop financial independence.
In Julie’s words “Working with these inspiring young women I gained so much more than I gave. To work with young people who were so enthusiastic to learn, so generous and selfless was an absolute pleasure”.
The Esther Benjamins Trust offers refuge and rehabilitation to rescued children and young people who cannot be returned to their families for fear of being re-trafficked. The trust offer children the opportunity of a full education and a range of vocational training opportunities.
There are currently 131 such children in their full-time care.
The print studio is a new initiative that started in October 2010 with the idea of producing Christmas cards. During her time in Kathmandu Julie taught many new techniques to the girls and increased the product range to include handmade paper journals, photo albums, greeting cards and limited edition prints. These products are now exported and sold to a company in the UK with all money raised going back to the charity.
Back at the gallery in Alstonville Julie said that it was a very challenging but wonderful experience. “ Living in a country like Nepal has given me a new appreciation of our wonderful environment and the ease of life here. By the end of my stay we were down to sometimes 6 hours a day with power and often had water shortages.”
The overwhelming memory for Julie however is the warm, friendly and giving nature of the people.
1st December, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barratt Galleries director heads to Nepal to teach Printmaking.
Barratt Galleries Alstonville Director Julie Barratt will leave for Kathmandu next week to spend almost two months teaching Printmaking for a children’s foundation.
The Esther Benjamins Trust is the children's charity with a personal touch that is changing the lives of Nepal's most vulnerable children.
The trust rescue Nepalese children who have been trafficked or displaced into India.
Barratt will take with her many years of printmaking expertise and some much needed materials to work with the young women who produce beautiful linoprints. Barratt says “ I am very excited to have the opportunity to pass on my skills and help in some small way towards improving the lives of these disadvantaged young women.”
MEDIA CONTACT FOR INTERVIEWS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
5 Bugden ave
(T) 02 6628 0297
Morning Tea and Artist Talk - Shelagh Morgan
This body of work is the third in a series of works by Shelagh Morgan that document place. ‘Narrating the weed garden –a painted herbarium-’ is a
documentation of the weeds that grow on Shelagh's property. The work is based on quasi botanical drawings and watercolours and references scientific taxonomic sorting and collections. Shelagh will talk more about the processes that went into creating this sublime body of work.
Where : barratt galleries
When: Saturday, the 30th October, at 11am
What: Artist talk and morning tea
Cost : gold coin donation
Enquiries : barratt galleries on (02) 6628 0297 or email@example.com
Simple Book Constructions
Ever wanted to make a blank book, a journal or a sketch book to take on that next trip? This is your chance to explore ways of creating your own. This one day workshop will look at constructing a book in which to write your jottings or a structure that can be used for supporting artwork that already exists such as prints, drawing or paintings. This workshop will give you a vocabulary that you can draw on when deciding what kind of structure to use for a particular project.
Where : barratt galleries, alstonville
When : Sunday, 24th November
10.30 am till 3.30 pm.
Cost : $80.00
Enquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming workshops at Barratt Galleries in June
Fantastic opportunity to work with one of the nations finest printmakers
Jenny Kitchener – Lino Printing Workshops
This two-day workshop will be held over two consecutive Saturdays. It will cover the basics of lino cutting, including transferring the image to the block, cutting techniques and the secrets of printing a perfect image. Participants will also learn how to print multi-block images, including the jig-saw and reduction lino methods. Participants will also be encouraged to experiment with the different effects obtained by printing on various papers, as well as more non traditional surfaces.
Jenny Kitchener is a printmaker and teacher with extensive experience teaching at both school and tertiary levels. She is well known for her detailed lino cuts.
When: 19th June and 26th June,2010
Where: barratt galleries, alstonville
Time: 10 am till 3pm
Cost: $90 per day
More Info: Call the gallery on (02) 6628 0297
You are invited to participate in the first annual msbrownslounge & Barratt Galleries
Artist Trading Card Folio exchange & exhibition.
To read about the project criteria and to participate visit the website at
If you would like to take part please rsvp through the website by 31st May.
Any questions at all please get in touch!
Julie & Joanna
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
barratt galleries is calling for submissions from artists working in print, works on paper and artists’ books to exhibit in 2010 post May. The gallery calendar is month to month with openings on the first Friday of the month. For a submission forms please contact Julie at the gallery on (02) 6628 0297.
Melissa Wright :: Etching Workshops
Melissa offers a "... none toxic (mostly) etching workshop on zinc or aluminium plates. I expect people to have an image ready to draw ontp the plate. We start with a line etch and then do 2-3 aquatints to achieve tones. If time allows we do a small edition. I teach how to handle all materials, editioning, storage etc."
WHEN: Feb 14th and Feb 28th.
TIME: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Classes limited to 8 participants
Call the gallery for more information, or email to secure a place.
Cyanotype Photographic Workshop
Due to popular demand 2nd workshop
First Sunday in November (8th November), photographers Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper
will be holding a cyanotype workshop at Barratt Galleries from 10am till 4pm.
This is a unique opportunity to work with these 2 prominent Australian Photographers
to learn this unique photographic medium.
Places are very limited so please call the gallery to confirm your place.
When: 8th November
Time: 10 am till 4pm Sun
More Info: Call the gallery on (02) 6628 0297 or 0427211882
Print : Collage : Book Two day Workshop with Glen Skien
To secure your place in the workshop payment must be received by Tuesday the 16th June.
Place: barratt galleries, 5 bugden avenue, Alstonville.
Time: 10am till 4pm (9.45 arrival) Sat/Sun
Please bring lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided
Information for Participants
Participants are requested to bring visual diaries, old prints and any resource material they may find useful in creating a series of works, which can be bound in book form. Collage materials are really limitless so simply bring what ever materials surfaces or images that relate to your own practice.
Printmaking papers…nothing specific as long as it is a good rag paper: quantity...at least two full size sheets approx.75cmx55
Rice papers (optional)
Dry point drawing tools (any sharp pointed instrument will suffice)
Sewing needles and thread..(I have no recommended sizes or type of thread. a strong cotton or wax thread if available)
Stanley knife or stencil knife
Variety of pencils, watercolours (optional), masking tape, pva glue (aquadhere preferred..small bottle)
Collage materials..old prints, cut out images, interesting surfaces, fabrics, old letters
Any enquiries please call Julie on 0427211882
. BOOK WORKSHOP
Workshop in Artist Book Making techniques.
Learn 3 different book constructions for making unique artist books.
When: Sunday, the 31st August
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: $80 inc morning/afternoon tea and materials
More Info: (02) 6628 0297 or email email@example.com
. MONOTYPE WORKSHOP
Tutor: Judy Bourke
Enjoy the freedom of creating Monotypes using non-toxic water based paint.
Experiment with different surfaces, thicknesses of paper and textures to produce many unique prints in a short time.
For the environmentally minded artist this is a must.
Simple, easy and lots of FUN !!!!!
When: Wed 1st Oct - Thu 2nd Oct 2008
Time: 9.30am to 3pm.
Deposit: $50 to be paid by September 2008
Where: Barratt Galleries and studio, 5 Bugden Ave, Alstonville NSW
Payments to: Cheque or Money Order made out to Barratt Galleries
Enquiries: Tutor: Judy Bourke P: 02 4267 2697 M: 0427 100 621 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings: Julie Barratt P: 02 6628 0297 M: 0427 211 882 E: email@example.com
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. Coming Soon - Printmaking Studio
Galllery 3 is currently undergoing a transformation into an open access printmaking studio.
It is currently open for hire by prior arrangement only but will soon be fully self contained and functional.
. Art Classess - New enrolements now open.
After school kidz art classes have been running for several months. Due to growing numbers an extra
class on wednesday has just begun. Times are wed/thurs 3.45 - 5pm. Contact the gallery for more info.
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