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Arnold Street Gallery Workshops



Upcoming Workshops & Events

Two Day Plein Air Workshop with Jeff Woodger
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 10am-4pm

Jeff Woodger's passion to paint post romantic landscapes in the classical style. His majestic panoramic works are deeply inspired by many of the seventeenth century greats such as Claude Lorraine and Salvator Rosa. However, while Woodger's interests lie in tradition and cultural history, he actively reconfigures these majestic places superimposing his own newly revised contemporary reality. In the early 1990s whilst undertaking his Masters studies in Fine Art Woodger started to paint classical and romantic landscapes in the style of 19th century French Barbizon School artists, inspired by specific works selected from Bendigo Art Gallery's Permanent Collection. Here he painted his first in-situ work on masonite inspired by a painting by the French Barbizon School artist Theodore Rousseau. The experience of working in-situ from paintings in museums is one which has held great appeal for Woodger, who at a young age during a trip to Spain, was deeply inspired by the experinec of witnessing an artist copying an El Greco painting in the El Greco Museum, Toldeo, Spain.

Collage Portraiture Workshop with Joan Harris
Sunday 10th December 10am - 4pm

Joan Harris is a practicing artist and arts educator. She completed a Ph.D. at Monash University, Caulfield. Her work centres on transcription, a genre of art devoted to reinventing and recasting works of art that already exists. She draws on the Italian Masters works including Pollaiuolo. One painting of particular interest to Harris is his depiction Faith in a series of The Seven Virtues which is housed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence. Utilising photography and collage, Harris' response to Pollaiuolo's Faith reflects her interest in representation of mythological archetypes and symbolism in an historic context and ways in which this imagery may be represented in contemporary culture.
Harris has experience in teaching life drawing, portraiture and working with artists with a disability.

Refunds up to 7 days prior to the workshop start date.

Please note that minimum numbers are required for the workshop to go ahead. If your workshop is cancelled due to numbers not being met you will be fully refunded.

189 Arnold Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia


The gallery is located in North Bendigo in what was once the local ‘tuck shop’ and is well situated being approximately a 6 minute walk from the Bendigo Arts precinct.

Please note that not all workshops will be held at the Gallery.