Re-imagining Flowers with Filomena Coppola


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Sat 22nd July - Sun 23rd July

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Over two days, Gallery152’s artist in residence, Filomena Coppola will help you explore how to make dynamic, beautiful and provocative images of one of our most favoured subjects of artistic expression. Beginning with observational drawings of flowers, you will learn how to develop complexity, personality and texture to create a new interpretation of the idea of the flower. This workshop will challenge traditional flower drawing/representation to create drawings which present contemporary and sometimes confronting outcomes.

Participants should have a love of flowers, drawing and creatively working with representation and ideas. No previous experience is necessary as play, discovery and discussion is encouraged.  Important note: you will work with charcoal and paper but participants are encouraged to bring any materials they prefer to use – pastels, pencil, coloured pencils, conte etc – preferably dry medium for the short intensity of this workshop.

Date:  22 & 23 September 2017
Duration:  10am-2pm daily

Fee Options:
Tuition only:  $450
Tuition + accommodation (shared):  $550
Tuition + accommodation (private):  $600

Fee includes tuition, materials, artist talk and dinner Saturday evening.

Note onsite accommodation features shared bathroom/kitchen facilities.  All linen provided but participants are advised to bring their own bathrobe.


About the Artist:
Filomena Coppola holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania and over the past ten years, has exhibited widely.  Her work has been included in several drawing exhibitions including JADA Drawing Award, The Robert Jacks Drawing Award, the City of Banyule Drawing Award and The Hutchins Drawing Prize, where she was awarded a Judges Selection in 2001, and she was awarded The City of Hobart Art Prize in 1994. Filomena has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including Arts Victoria Development Grant 2013 (for Alpha Sound), Regional Arts Victoria Project Funding in 2012 (for Mother Tongue), the Vermont Studio Centre Residency and Part Fellowship, Vermont, USA in 2004, Ian Potter Foundation Individual Grant in 2001, Arts Tasmania Development Grant in 1999 and the Rosamond McCulloch Scholarship to the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris in 1997. Her work is represented in collections including Artbank, Parliament House Collection Canberra, Print Council of Australia, University of Tasmania Launceston and Hobart, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, The Hutchins School, Banyule City Council and the Devonport Art Gallery.


Additional Information

Workshop booking options

No Accommodation, Accommodation in shared room, Accommodation in private room


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Creative Space

Gallery 152 Creative Space is a workshop program aimed at encouraging engagement with
the arts through learning from our very talented artists and teachers. Students can choose
from a range of options from our year long workshop program that can be enjoyed as one day
workshops or residential programs over several days and some over weekends. Workshops
include printmaking, raku fired ceramics, indigo & shibori dyeing, jewellery techniques,
photography as well as professional development workshops for self-employed arts


Short-term accommodation is available in the four cottages located in a quaint 1850s heritage
building at the rear of the complex. The cottages offer a mix of shared and private room
accommodation with capacity for sleeping up to a maximum of 11 - 12 guests in bunks, QS &
double beds. Located in the centre of town, the property is close to the river and only 100m
from the supermarket, hotels and eateries. The cottages are ideal for residential workshops,
group / family bookings. Facilities include shared kitchen and bathrooms, free onsite parking
and an onsite laundry. Rates start from $44pp for 2xnights+ or $55pp for 1 night stays and
includes linen and GST.