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Artist-run workshops

Japanese workshop

Local artist Mabina Alaka conducting jewellery-making workshops / Photograph Mark Sherwood

Meet and work with contemporary artists during specially-developed hands-on workshops.


Wednesday 24 June | 2.00–5.00pm | GOMA
Saturday 27 June | 2.00–5.00pm | GOMA
In conjunction with ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ experienced local artist Mabina Alaka will conduct special Members workshops in the traditional Japanese craft of kirigami or paper-cutting. This traditional craft features in ‘We can make another future’ in the interpretive work of Yuken Teruya, who uses paper to create intricate artworks that address significant world issues. Learn how to create beautiful cut-paper pieces in this special hands-on workshop. No experience necessary. Cost includes workshop materials and refreshments. Suitable for ages 13 and over.

Bookings required / $35 Members / $45 Non-Members / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 19 June 


Saturday 12–Sunday 13 September | 10.00am – 3.00pm | GOMA
We crave to learn all we can about colour and its relationships but often don’t know where to start. In this two-day workshop, award-winning visual artist and experienced tutor, Catherine Hamilton will guide you through the stages of colour mixing, so you can truly understand how colour works. Using a simple palette of just six colours, plus white; learn how you can create all the colours for your artistic needs. There will be a number of visual exercises addressing how to see and respond to colour, as well as opportunities to engage with various acrylic medium, creating washes, structure and translucency The workshop will be conducted in acrylic paint, is suitable for all skill levels, and the knowledge gained can be applied to any medium.

Bookings required / $295 Members / $375 Non-Members / Includes a light lunch on both days and a take-home set of premium grade art materials valued at over $200 / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 14 August