Artist Talks: Ian Strange | ISLAND & I WAS HERESat 22 Jul 2017 | 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Meet the artists behind the exhibitions in this relaxed, informative tour of ISLAND and I WAS HERE, led by FAC Curator Dr Ric Spencer. New York-based artist Ian Strange will share stories of the foreclosed homes in Ohio's Rust Belt, that he's captured in ISLAND. Plus hear from I WAS HERE curator Anna Louise Richardson (WA) and artists Tom Buckland (ACT), Wanda Gillespie (NZ) and Alex Seton (NSW) as they discuss their remaking of history.
Pete MurraySat 02 Sep 2017 | 6:00pm — 10:00pm
Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray has released his new single, Take Me Down, ahead of his sixth studio album Camacho — available 2 June. With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Australian music will showcase new tracks and old favourites on this epic national tour.
FAC Print Award supported by Little Creatures BrewingFri 22 Sep 2017 — Sat 11 Nov 2017 | 10:00am — 5:00pm
London GrammarSat 16 Sep 2017 — Sun 17 Sep 2017 | 6:00pm — 10:00pm
Brit Award-nominated three-piece London Grammar will be returning to Australia for a massive national headline tour throughout September to celebrate the release of their stunning, critically acclaimed second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.
Jewellery Design & Techniques
Learn how to create shapes, forms and different dimensions with metal. Solder, file and texture surfaces to explore the construction of contemporary jewellery.
Discover the luscious qualities of pastels. Enjoy the energy and vigour of this simple medium that was a favourite of artists like Degas and Picasso.
Casting Objects in Metal
Discover the lost technique of wax casting, a process in which a mould is created out of wax, burnt away and then refilled with metal. Using wax mould–making techniques allows for fine detailing on a small scale, resulting in exquisite metal pieces.
Explore the beauty of this engaging medium known for its luminous and transparent nature. Be guided through a number of exercises, from conventional to less orthodox approaches, then develop and work on your own pieces.
Have you always wanted to try your hand at printmaking? Or have you tried it and want to do more?are you looking to extend your skills? Come along and beBe guided through different types of printmaking by tutor Shana James. You can work on your own project or be given a project to start you off. Choose between linocut, drypoint and etching or try your hand at all of them throughout the course.