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Indigenous Weaving Workshop with Aunty Bronwyn Razem, 2019.

The Creative Workshops program sees a variety of distinguished professional practitioners lead creative arts workshops throughout the academic year. The workshops are free for students, open and applicable to all skill levels, and provide a fun, recreational space to explore new skills and ideas. The Creative Workshops program also includes one-off events, training sessions, seminars and walking tours. Contact Arts Projects Officer David Attwood if you have any ideas for Creative Workshops. david.Attwood@union.unimelb.edu.au

Semester One 2020

Registrations Opening February

 

Botanical Drawing Workshop

4 sessions available

Session 1: March 10, 12.30 – 3pm

Session 2: March 17, 12.30 – 3pm

Session 3: March 24, 12.30 – 3pm

Session 4: March 31, 12.30 – 3pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 20 positions available.

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Join Artist Andrew Seward for a series of Botanical Drawing workshops. The workshops will cover a range of skills and approaches to drawing the natural environment, using a variety of drawing implements. The workshops will accommodate all skill levels, and all materials are provided. Participants can attend one or all of the four workshops, registration required.

Andrew Seward has worked as a visual artist for over 25 years. He has held many solo exhibitions in commercial, artist-run, university and public galleries, and has been included in group and curated exhibitions in Australia and overseas. His work is represented in public galleries in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Victoria.

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/artist/7644/

Electronic Music Workshop

 

1 session available: April 7 2020, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 15 positions available

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Learn how to make your own electronic music with musicians Geryon and Ripley Kavara. The workshop will involve a presentation on the basics of electronic music making using the digital audio workstation Ableton Live, which participants will then use to explore making their own electronic music.

Participants will need to bring their own headphones and laptops, with Ableton Live installed in preparation for the workshop. A free version of Ableton Live is available for download here, please take note of the expiry date! Ableton Live Free

Geryon is a multi-instrumentalist performer and composer. In 2016 they released their debut EP ‘We Don’t Talk About the Ghost’. They have since supported artists such as Nite Jewel and Dai Burger and played at Melbourne Music Week, Gaytimes Festival and Brunswick Music Festival. Geryon has composed music for a number of short films, promotional videos, dance pieces and works as an electronic music producer. Previously, their work as a guitarist in various projects has seen them tour interstate and internationally, supporting artists such as How to Dress Well, Bonobo, TZU and Amanda Palmer.

Ripley Kavara aka Wahe is a producer/vocalist born in Papua New Guinean and now based in Melbourne. They have been prominent in Melbourne music and arts communities since 2009 as a producer, vocalist, DJ and event’s organizer. More recently in their career, they have had the privilege of supporting numerous notable acts including GAIKA (UK), Elysia Crampton (USA) and KLEIN (UK) at events such as Dark Mofo and Liquid Architecture. Wahe’s work as a multi-media artist has also been exhibited at No Vacancy and West Space galleries.

Life Drawing Workshop

4 session available

Session 1: April 21, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 2: May 5, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 3: May 12, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 4: May 18, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 5: May 26, 12.30 – 3pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 15 positions available.

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Join artist Darcey Bella Arnold for series of Life Drawing workshops. Using a life model, Darcey will guide participants through a range of approaches to drawing the nude figure, using a variety of drawing materials. The workshop will accommodate all skill levels, and all materials are provided. Participants can attend one or all of the four workshops, registration is required.
Darcey Bella Arnold is an Australian, Melbourne based artist of British and Scottish descent. Darcey completed a BFA, Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and a BFA, Honours at Monash University in 2009. Darcey has taught drawing at the National Gallery of Victoria. A selection of recent exhibitions include: My Mother’s Labour Sutton Project Space, Melbourne, 2018; Folded brick Neon Parc Project Space 215 Albion St, Darcey Bella Arnold and Deimantas Narkevičius (LTU) organised by Paulius Andriuškevičius and Nicholas Kleindienst, 2018; Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Testing Grounds, Melbourne Arts Precinct, 2017.

https://www.darceybellaarnold.com/

Indigenous Weaving Workshop

1 session available: May 19 2020, 11.30 – 2.30pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 15 positions available.

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Create your own Bush Animal using a method of wrapping hay with wool with Gunditjmara Artist and Master Weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem. All materials are provided. Lunch will also be provided. Registration required.

Aunty Bronwyn was born in Gunditjmara Country, Warrnambool and comes from a long lineage of Traditional weavers. Through her work and teaching, Aunty Bronwyn acknowledges the importance of maintaining the cultural knowledge of weaving and its significance for Aboriginal people.​

https://www.mirrnongminnie.com.au/bronwyn-razem

Installation Workshop

2 sessions available

Session 1: April 28, 11.00 – 4.00pm

Session 2: April 29, 11 – 4.00pm

The two day workshop will teach students how to handle and install 2D and 3D artworks. The workshop will be lead by NGV Museum Operations Technician Simon McGlinn, who has over ten years of art handling and installation experience. Simon has also run installation workshops for students at RMIT University and taught at the VCA.