Figure and Bed, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Techniques in Abstracting the Representational with Amber Wallis

Painting Workshop - Made by Hand - Sunshine Coast Art Prize Workshop

Guided by Amber Wallis, explore the painterly terrain where representation and abstraction meet. Look at abstraction in contemporary practice differently using varied and experimental painterly applications and techniques.

Amber Wallis will discuss and assist students to explore where representation and abstraction cross over. Often art straddles the line between representation and abstraction, revealing how ordinary objects often serve as a point of departure for an artist’s abstract vision, or, alternatively, how an artist’s abstract forms may subtly suggest recognisable elements. The class is suitable for all levels from complete beginner to more experienced artists wanting to extend their current art practice. 

Location Date and Time Cost Registration
Caloundra Regional Gallery Friday 30 August, 10.00am-3.30pm $86 Register

Registration essential. Complimentary tea/coffee provided. Bring your own lunch.

Materials to bring

  • Artshirt or apron to protect your clothing
  • 1 tube of Paynes Grey Oil paint and some low toxic solvent
  • 2-4 small-medium substrates (canvas or board)
  • Oil paint or acrylic paint - a selection
  • Palette
  • paint brushes
  • Rags
  • Selection of reference material - ie interiors/flowers or flora of any kind and anything else you like. Make it quirky!

Amber Wallis shows nationally and internationally. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Canberra School of Art and a Master of Visual Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts. Wallis’ significant career milestones include being awarded the tenth Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2008, completing a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, featured in the 2017 Thames & Hudson Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art, cover artist of Australian Art Collector issue 58, 2011 and recently solo artist at Melbourne Art Fair 2018 for Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne. 

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