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Professional development opportunities from leading contemporary Australian artists

After the success of the inaugural Masterclass Series in 2019, Noosa Regional Gallery is excited to announce the launch of their second professional artist training program.

Drawing on internationally acclaimed artists from around the country, nine contemporary artists working across a range of media and techniques will hold intensive workshops at the Gallery. Providing the opportunity for local artists to undertake skills development directly from some of Australia’s leading artists, the artists delivering these masterclasses include:

  • Seventeen-times Archibald Prize finalist painter, 1997 People’s Choice Award winner, 2013 Packers’ Prize winner and 2010 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award winner Mathew Lynn who has been one of Australia’s best known and successful portrait artists for over 20 years;
  • Artist and curator Lisa Waup who is internationally renowned for her distinct weaving techniques. Finalist of 2016, 2017 and 2018 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, 2020 National Indigenous Fashion Awards and the winner of 2019 Victorian Craft Awards, her work is held in both state institutions and private collections in Australia and overseas; and
  • Finalist of multiple awards including 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture, Substation Contemporary Art Prize and Yering Station Sculpture Prize, PhD recipient Natalie Ryan. Her sculptural practice explores themes that surround the aesthetic representation of the cadaver and natural sciences throughout history and their inclusion in contemporary art.

Noosa Regional Gallery Director Michael Brennan said: “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.

“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 2022:

Saturday 9 April: Responding to Nature: Studies in gouache with Fabrizio Biviano

Saturday 7 May: Jewellery Making: Fusing art and fashion with Lisa Waup

Saturday 28 May: The Contemporary Figure: Painting from life with Mathew Lynn

Saturday 4 June: State of Mind: Imagining your painting persona with Chris Bond

Sunday 12 June: Drawn into Detail with Paul White

Saturday 18 June: Seeing the Body with Jacqui Stockdale

Saturday 9 July: Open Book: Creating a visual story using a collection of objects with Tai Snaith

Saturday 30 July: Deep Cuts: Paper Engineered Linocuts with Brian Robinson

Sunday 11 September: Sculpting Species: Working with the animal form with Natalie Ryan

Class numbers are strictly limited to ensure a personalised learning experience for each participant.

For more information and to book your place, please visit

Or pick up a full Masterclass Series 2022 program from Noosa Regional Gallery.

Caption: Paul White's Cosmic Debris (Remnants in time) - pencil on paper, 2020.


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