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Lee Machelak & Fiona O’Byrne Studio Showcase


20 Jun 2024 – 1 Jul 2024

Location: Cato Gallery


Studio Showcase Image_Penny Woodhead (Edit)

Studio Showcase Image_Penny Woodhead (Edit)

Lee Machelak & Fiona O’Byrne Studio Showcase

Location: Cato Gallery


20 Jun 2024 – 1 Jul 2024
Lee Machelak

In 1994, having won the Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship the previous year, Lee Machelak studied at the Florence Academy of Art, Italy. The scholarship also provided the opportunity for a three-month study tour in Europe. Subsequent study tours have taken Lee to New York, Boston and Washington.

Lee has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher both in Australia and North America. She conducts portrait workshops and demonstrations, judges and undertakes portrait commissions. She has exhibited in Singapore, London, New York and Vancouver.

Fiona O'Byrne

Fiona O’Byrne is an Australian artist who paints delicate still lives and portraits, using her immediate domestic environment to create vignettes of quiet simplicity and classical harmony. Employing mainly traditional methods of oil on canvas overlaid on panelboard, the artist creates rich tonal paintings that are marked by sparse, carefully arranged compositions.

Her subject matter focuses on interiors and her familial life – vases with freshly picked flowers from her local neighborhood, portraits of her family and friends.  There is a quiet intimacy in this domestic realism; she distils the essence of commonplace objects and highlights their beauty and poignancy.  Her artworks could be seen as meditations on our daily life; a humble celebration of the ordinary.

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Golden Plains Watercolour Landscapes with Amanda Hyatt

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Join master artist Amanda Hyatt on the picturesque surrounds of the Golden Plains Shire for two days of plein air landscape painting.
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Masterclass in Watercolour Landscapes with Herman Pekel

Herman Pekel
29 Oct 2024 – 30 Oct 2024
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Australian watercolourist Herman Pekel for a hands-on masterclass!
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Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
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Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
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Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday evenings - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
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Image: Studio Setup, A Side View, Oil by Penny Woodhead

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