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

Upcoming Workshops

Botanical Drawing Workshop

4 session available 

Session 1: August 6, 12.30 – 3pm

Session 2: August 13, 12.30 – 3pm

Session 3: August 20, 12.30 – 3pm

Session 4: August 27, 12.30 – 3pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 20 positions available.

Register here

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/

Generative Writing Workshop

1 session available: August 14, 2 – 4pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 15 positions available.

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Join writer Cynthia Troup in a Generative Writing workshop that links mindfulness with the practice of writing. Cynthia will guide participants through a series of activities and techniques that emphasise openness to the mind’s natural creativity, and awareness of the body. Participants will also explore ways to improve their stamina and imagination for writing. The workshop is applicable to all forms of writing and accommodates all skill levels.

Cynthia Troup is a writer based in regional Victoria. Cynthia’s creative work often emphasises the inherent musicality of language, and the allusive richness of fragments. Her texts have been performed in concert and theatre settings; her publications range from scripts and podcasts to interviews in the fields of contemporary art and music. Cynthia has taught emerging artists at the VCA Centre for Ideas, and students of creative writing at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. Recent publications include the memoir extract ‘Three Fragments for Her History of the Father’ in Southerly, vol. 78.2, The Lives of Others.

www.cynthiatroup.com

Life Drawing Workshop

4 session available

Session 1: September 3, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 2: September 10, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 3: September 17, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Session 4: September 24, 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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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/

Artwork Documentation Workshop

 

2 sessions available

Session 1: September 10, 12 – 3pm

Session 2: September 11, 12- 3pm

Where: George Paton Gallery, Level Two, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 15 positions available.

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Join professional photographer Christo Crocker for an artwork documentation workshop. Learn how to document 2D and 3D artworks, and capture exhibition installations in the George Paton Gallery. Students may choose to bring their own SLR Digital Camera, tripod and memory card.

 

Indigenous Weaving Workshop

1 session available: October 7, 11.30 – 2.30pm

Where: Arts Lab, Level Three, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

Registration required, max 15 positions available.

Register here
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

Electronic Music Workshop

 

1 session available: October 15, 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.

Movement Workshop: Responding to art through movement

Multiple sessions throughout Semester 2

Contact floorwork.um@gmail.com for next session.

Where: George Paton Gallery, Level Two, Union House.

Cost: Free for students! 

We encounter art with our bodies but are not often given the opportunity to physically explore that interaction. This workshop aims to open up the exhibition space for alternate ways of responding to visual art, particularly through physicalisation and movement. Some questions we might explore include: how does the artwork make us feel? How does moving change the way we engage with the work? Come and be moved by art. Limited to 8 participants, first come first serve. Follow the registration link above. Fort all inquiries please email floorwork.um@gmail.com.

The Movement Workshop is organised by Floor Work, with support from George Paton Gallery and Union House Theatre.

Floor Work is a student-run theatre group that collaboratively devises movement-based original and reimagined performance works. Floor Work will be undertaking our first year as an ensemble in 2019, working with creatives from diverse backgrounds to create thoughtful, imaginative and relevant movement art.

Floor Work is facilitated by Reis Low. Reis is a Singaporean based in Birraranga/ Naarm (Melbourne). They are a theatre-maker with experience in physical theatre, dance, and various behind-the-scenes roles. They are the founding president of Floor Work, a Union House Theatre-affiliated group that focuses on collaboratively devising movement-based performance work.