What's On

Art  Classes: Drawing and Painting

For those interested in learning how to further develop their skills in drawing and painting, or if you are  a beginner, and would  like to learn how to draw and paint,  these classes may be for you. I am conducting small classes at my home in Stuart Park,  in four week blocks on Thursday evenings.

The last course for this year is full – I only take 8 at a time to make sure I can give each person the attention they require – but will begin again next year if the numbers make it worthwhile.

Classes begin with a few refreshments and some catch-up time before continuing on with our learning.

If you are interested in attending any of these classes  in 2015 please contact me for further information.


Life Drawing Classes

While I am no longer conducting classes myself my colleague Shilo conducts classes on Sunday mornings in Winnellie. Have a look at her website www.darwinlifedrawing.com  or her Facebook page for details or email her at shilomcnamee@gmail.com

She has also  begun life drawing classes again with clothed models on  Friday evenings twice per month. The website mentioned above has the details.


Darwin Galleries

Charles Darwin University School of Visual Arts

has a number of exhibitions at the Nan Giese Gallery leading up to Christmas. They include:

After Life Dialogues which is a research based exhibition focusing on work created in response to  the time spent in various work places and they show how these experiences have influenced their  art practice; and

Peripheral Vision: Uncanny Territory by Ian Hance and another one by  Serge Ah Wong’s Hebou-Hebou – Join Together and Talk which comprises large scale portraits adorned with traditional tattoos and headdresses from Papua New Guinea.


Senior Territorian Portraits

The  annual Senior Territorian exhibition is on. Portraits created by Territory artists highlight the contributions made by members of the NT  community to their home over many years. It is currently on exhibition in the Main Hall at Parliament House and runs from October 20- 31.


Fridge Festival

The Frig Festival is on again on October 25th til Sunday November 2nd at the Darwin Waterfront and other venues. The Festival aims to encourage school groups from Darwin and communities as well as members of the public  to come together to make art from recycled materials,  particularly from old refrigerators. The motto of the organisers the Darwin Community Arts (DCA) id ‘Be Part of it; make art.’

The Waterfront will host live performances, workshops and a main installation of fridge art. There will be additional exhibitions at the ariport and the Malak Shopping Centre.

There are prizes to be had totalling  $4800 so get together and make art.

Information can be found at  darwinfridgefestival.org.au


Chan Contemporary Art Space

has an exhibition Birder v2.0 which explores the places and spaces of both Alice Springs and Yogyakarta in a new work by Indonesian artist Akiq AW. It runs until November 16th.

Brown’s Mart has a show combining shadow puppetry, new media and live actors. Director Tim Parish asks, ‘Where does magic exist in our world today? He says, “It exists in art and stories, and the way they can evoke a sense of wonder and enchantment. This show runs from October 28 (preview) until November 9th.