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Leading artists join Noosa Regional Gallery’s new masterclass series


Six internationally acclaimed artists from around the country will hold intensive workshops at Noosa Regional Gallery for its second professional artist training program.

It follows the success of the inaugural Masterclass Series in 2019.

Gallery Director Michael Brennan said the artists will work across a range of media and techniques.

“The masterclass series offers local artists the opportunity to undertake skills development directly from some of Australia’s leading artists,” he said.

Artists delivering the masterclasses include 17-times Archibald Prize finalist painter Mathew Lynn, internationally renowned artist and curator Lisa Waup and finalist of multiple awards, sculptural artist Natalie Ryan.

“We’re so fortunate to have secured such a skilled and decorated group of artists to lead this year’s masterclass,” Mr Brennan said.

“Mathew Lynn has been one of Australia’s best known and successful portrait artists for over 20 years. As well as the 1997 People’s Choice Award, he was 2013 Packers’ Prize winner and the 2010 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award winner.

“Lisa Waup, winner of 2019 Victorian Craft Awards, is widely celebrated for her distinct weaving techniques.

“She was named a finalist in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, and 2020 National Indigenous Fashion Awards, and her work is held in both state institutions and private collections in Australia and overseas.”

Mr Brennan said the Gallery was pleased to welcome the artists to Noosa for the masterclasses.

“Building on the success of our Masterclass Series in 2019, we are thrilled to once again provide this remarkable opportunity for locally practising artists to work alongside some of Australia’s most exciting and prominent artists,” he said.

“The chance to work alongside artists of this calibre often isn’t available outside of capital cities, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.”

Noosa Regional Gallery Masterclass Series 2021:

  • Saturday, September 4: The Contemporary Figure: Painting from life, with Mathew Lynn
  • Saturday, September 25: Drawn into Detail, with Paul White
  • Saturday, October 2: Jewellery Making: Fusing art and fashion, with Lisa Waup
  • Saturday, October 9: Responding to Nature: Studies in gouache, with Fabrizio Biviano
  • Sunday, October 10: Sculpting Species: Working with the animal form, with Natalie Ryan
  • Saturday, October 16: En Plein Air – Your Language, with Nicola Moss.

Class numbers are strictly limited to ensure a personalised learning experience for each participant. Only at Noosa Regional Gallery from September 4 to October 16 2021.

For more information and to book your place, see the link below, or pick up a full Masterclass Series program from Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, Pelican Street, Tewantin.

IMAGE: Mathew Lynn, The Silver Expanse at Nanda/Hobbs (detail) 2020, oil. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.


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