The Australian Finalists – FabrianoInAcquarello – 2018 Italy have been announced

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We did a ‘Call-Out’ last year to all the Watercolour Societies nationally in Australia we rang, emailed and tackled social media of all types ( – calling for Artists to submit Work to be selected by a panel from Australia … Read More

Mr Vasenoir Akira Murata – Japan – 2017 Artist-in-Residence – Yaroomba Design Centre – Qld Australia

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Come to the beautiful Sunshine Coast where the sun shines all winter and the skies are blue.

Discover the new techniques and mediums with Japanese Watercolour and Pastel Master – Mr Vasenoir Akira Murata – our 2017 Artist-in-Residence at our Sekisui House Design Centre – Yaroomba Queensland – Australia on the 26-27 August 2017.

If you have time book some extra days and stay with us longer on the Coast!

Japanese Master Water Colour Exhibition – Akira Murata’s 1st Visit to Australia

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We are holding an initial Exhibition of Japanese Artist – Akira Murata’s Art Work in our Fish Lane Gallery/Workshop South Brisbane – 9 to 22nd August ’17 – 10am to 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

You will be welcome to come and meet the Artist between 11am and 2pm – in Fish Lane – on the 22nd August ’17 prior to us taking Mr Murata up the Coast for his 10 Days Artist-in-Residence – at the Yaroomba Beach Design Centre!

Location: cnr of Fish Lane and Cordelia Street – (125 Melbourne Street – for your GPS!) South Brisbane – 4101

For Workshop Details and times to see Mr Murata at the Yaroomba Beach Design Centre please refer to the Brochure image in this post or head to the Workshop > to book a last remaining ticket

Capturing The Light – Saturday Watercolour Class – South Brisbane Qld

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Spend and afternoon in our Studio – South Brisbane – exploring the use of broad and squirrel brush washes – work from your own favourite images or be inspired by our views of beaches on the Sunshine Coast – as Wyn guides you to format your layout and apply the wash!

Absolutely no experience is necessary, step by step instructions with the artist to create your own painting to take with you at the end of the class! Time to relax and take some time for yourself.

Calling all Artists, Printmakers and Creatives

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Etch and carve your artwork to a 3rd Dimension – Workshop With Artist – Béatrice Prost

Due to the tools to be used and the need for power and space, this Workshop will be limited to 4 people, so we encourage you all to head below and book early!

** All materials will be supplied. You will be working on images created by Béatrice and printed especially for this Workshop.
** The Dremel etching tools are also supplied for this Workshop and you will be etching into heavy cotton rag water colour paper.

Morning tea included – but bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the Workshop lunch break!

Autumn Picnic – Paint and Exhibit – June ’17 – with Watercolour Artist – Wyn Vogel

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Pack your picnic basket and come to Fish Lane Studios – South Brisbane to shine up your experimental – Watercolour techniques! Then we will show off your Work with an Exhibition of your ‘finished’ pieces! Workshop Includes: Sketching and positioning … Read More

Make Your Mark Workshop with Kym Barrett

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Discover the luscious quality of cold wax medium and oil paints by working on multiple panels and paper, using new techniques, to ‘make your mark’. The emphasis will be on the basic understanding of supports, tools, materials and techniques rather than creating finished works. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and there will be demonstrations and discussion about allowing the work to gradually unfold in the process of building up layers…balancing intention with intuition. Notes on techniques will be provided, recipe for making your own cold wax medium and samples of techniques will be completed during the workshop.