BENDIGO ART GALLERY: upcoming workshops and guest speakers

Bendigo Art Gallery is pleased to offer a range of activities for visitors of all ages over the coming months, including screen-printing workshops, talks and a fabulous 60s party. Programs and events are an essential part of the role of the Gallery, supporting and enhancing exhibitions and providing a variety of ways for individuals to engage with the visual arts.

ART & TEA

Marimekko hat and dress in pattern Linssi (lence), pattern designed in 1966 by Kaarina
Kellomäki. Image courtesy of the Design Museum, Helsinki.

Marimekko hat and dress in pattern Linssi (lence), pattern designed in 1966 by Kaarina Kellomäki. Image courtesy of the Design Museum, Helsinki.

Artist Sally Smart will speak about her practice, which spans a range of media, including felt cut-outs, painted canvas, drawings, screen-printing, printed fabric and photography. 

Wednesday, February 21, La Trobe Arts Institute. 10am morning tea, 10:30am, guest speaker event. Hearing loop available. No bookings required, limited numbers. Free.

INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER

Harry Kivilinna, Curator and Exhibition Architect from the Design Museum, Helsinki, will speak about Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018, and highlight key works on display in the exhibition.

Sunday, March 3, 12:30pm at La Trobe Arts Institute. No bookings required, limited numbers. Free.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Are you keen to know how exhibitions are designed? Megan Atkins, Exhibition Designer for Marimekko: Design icon, will speak about the task of creating a smooth flowing and well-designed exhibition spaces. Designing and producing projects across different scopes and scales, Atkins’ studio works with an emphasis on detail, finishes and the creative use of space. 

Thursday, March 8, 2:30pm at La Trobe Arts Institute. Free.

Screen printing workshops

Take part in an introductory screen print workshop that will take inspiration from the bold graphic elements of Marimekko textile design. Teacher Libby Noblet will guide participants as they create their own fabric swatches using a combination of stencil techniques and lots of colour!

Saturday March 17 or 24 at La Trobe Arts Institute, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Bookings essential. Maximum 8 students per workshop. BYO apron.  Members $50, non-members $60. 

ART & TEA

Australian designer Beci Orpin will speak about the evolution of her practice.

Wednesday, March 21 at La Trobe Arts Institute. 10am Morning tea, 10:30am Guest speaker event. Hearing loop available. No bookings required, limited numbers. Free.

For more information on exhibitions, programs and events go to www.bendigoartgallery.com.au or phone 5434 6088.