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April 2020 workshops listing EMAIL ERROR

An email campaign that we sent out earlier today had an error in the April 2020 workshops listing.
We sincerely apologise for this oversight and have therefore included the corrected list in this post.

A follow-up email apology is queued to be sent to all the subscribers who received the incorrect email earlier today.


The dates for the 2020 workshops are:

Thursday, April 16th to Monday, April 20th, 2020 inclusive.

Mediums, Workshops, and Tutors

Mixed Media

Judith White


John Lovett

Malcolm Carver

Julian Bruere Biomorphic Expression leading into Snow gums Themes and Abstract Designs and Water concepts incorporating boats, harbour scenes, river reflections

Jan Vincent


Lyn Diefenbach

Nature & Wildlife

Paul Margocsy

Pen and Wash

Cees Sliedrecht


Paul McDonald Smith – you may choose to do a portrait or still life for the five days.

David Chen Seascapes including boats, Landscapes and Streetscapes including people. One day with a nude model. 

Botanical Art

Leonie Norton

More 2020 information here

John Lovett FUN IN A TUBE Workshop

John Lovett FUN IN A TUBE Workshop

Due to a cancellation a vacancy has opened up in the John Lovett Fun in a Tube watercolour workshop for April 2019.

Fees for 2019 will be

  • $655.00 – Adult Full Fee
  • $630.00 – Seniors Card
  • $590.00 – Australian Pension Concession Card
  • $300.00 –School Student

2019 Terms and Conditions

Take away fear and constricting rules, add some ink, charcoal, gesso and gouache, and suddenly watercolour becomes a limitless medium full of fun and surprises.
Join me in exploring the possibilities. I will supply all the necessary images and we will work through them together, experimenting and exploring new and different ideas. I will do demonstration paintings in stages, then come around and assist as needed. We will work hard, have lots of fun and paint some masterpieces!

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels 18 Years and over.

Australian artist, John Lovett was born in Cooma, NSW, in 1953. He studied at the National Art School, Newcastle, and has been painting professionally since 1979. He has held over 40 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous mixed exhibitions.

John’s work possesses an emotive power and vitality that is enhanced by his use of light, colour and strong sense of design. He travels extensively throughout Australia and overseas and his love of the landscape, people and environment are reflected in his work.

John conducts workshops in Australia, Europe, The United States, Canada and Asia. His knowledge, enthusiasm and relaxed approach make his workshops very popular. His articles and paintings are regularly featured in “International Artist” and “Australian Artist” magazines.

Book here

Other workshops on offer for 2019

The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.

Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.

Invites you to attend


Followed by an auction of the painting.

Venue: Malvern Artists Society, 1297-1299 High St, Malvern.

Date: Sunday 25th November 2018, 1pm-5pm. Entry: $10. Refreshments provided.
Register your attendance by SMS: 0419350164


Pop-up Gallery during Jacaranda Week in Grafton

Fay Boyd’s Fine Art Gallery

Fay is excited to announce a special pop-up gallery to be held during Jacaranda week in Grafton.

We hope you will all come along and visit us in the Link Arcade, Shoppingworld Grafton.


Gallery will be open from October 27 to November 3, 2018. 9 am to 6 pm every day.

Exquisite small paintings and drawings of Grafton, Clarence Valley scenes, Flora & Fauna.

Suitcase size or deliver worldwide.

These items will make wonderful souvenirs of your visit to Grafton during the annual Jacaranda Festival.

Art in Australia – Art Journal comes to life at the National Library of Australia

The impressive early twentieth-century art magazine

Art in Australia has been made permanently available online through Trove as a result of a joint project between the University of Wollongong Library, the University of New South Wales Library and the National Library of Australia. It is the first time that the full publication has been made freely available online in high resolution.

Art in Australia Issue 1 cover

Art in Australia will appeal to followers of early twentieth-century art and the wonderful aesthetics of those years. It contains articles by or about significant Australian artists. Norman Lindsay and Margaret Preston contributed articles as well as featured in issues. Their works are often displayed as exquisite high-quality plates.

Pen drawing by Norman Lindsay

The advertisements in Art in Australia are artworks in themselves, reflecting the superior quality of the publication and the aspirations and lifestyles of its readers.

An example of the quality of artwork in the advertisements of the publication

Art in Australia is a major resource for Australian art history. It promoted modern ideas at a time when Australia was experiencing significant societal shifts in the aftermath of the First World War. The period saw the adoption of new technologies such as electricity and motor cars.

Modern trends and technology was promoted

Art in Australia offers a unique, historical aspect into both Australian art and artists and the development of prominent art collections in Australia. It placed special value in female artists and embodied a recognition of Indigenous art beyond its anthropological value.

The Japanese Screen by Florence Rodway. Pastels

Launched in 1916 by artist and publisher Sydney Ure Smith (1887-1949), this pioneering publication was modelled on high-quality European art publications such as The Studio and sought to nurture a national tradition in Australian art and design. These sentiments are evident in his editorials, which demonstrate his deep commitment to advocacy for Australian art and artists. In his introduction to the third issue in 1917, he wrote: “It is our desire to extend the appreciation of Australian Art and help to remove the disadvantage for which it still suffers by reason of the failure of Australians to recognise its merit adequately”.

Sydney Ure Smith photographed by Max Dupain in 1948

The collaborating libraries were pleased to give this historic and beautiful Australian art publication a ‘second life’ through the collaborative digitisation program. The free and openly available online format enables everyone—researchers, students, and the whole community—to enjoy the benefits.

The Crevice by Julian Rossi Ashton

Paul McDonald Smith news

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Celebrating 40 years teaching with the Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group, Melbourne – “Cutting the Cake” At the Glen Eira City Art Gallery (Photographer: Mario Mirabile)


Judging the Glorious Gippsland Art Awards, Bairnsdale, Vic. Photo of presentation with The Hon Tim Bull MP, and Gael Rand, President of the Bairnsdale and District Arts Society.

Paul’s Workshop Details.

10% off all your ads until March 31, 2017

Art Advertising For The Creative Mind.

Advertising on the web has never been easier. We are a local Northern NSW company who has been involved with the Australian and International art world since 1991. 

Fay Boyd, about Fay, has been involved with the art world for many years and has run art workshops in Grafton, NSW and internationally as a non-profit organisation and as a business.

Craig Griffin, about Craig, has been assisting Fay since 2002 with website design, accounting duties and publishing of the print materials.

This is a new venture for them to provide an easy, affordable solution for online advertising.

Advertise your art or art related items and events on Birdwing Ads.


For the love of painting

Come over and join the fun in Grafton this April at one of these fantastic visual art workshops.

More Information…

We have been receiving quite a few queries regarding cut off dates for booking a place in a workshop.

Registrations will be accepted for all  workshops as long as there are vacancies available. If you are interested in a workshop that is booked out please contact Fay on 02 6643 1528 to be placed on a waiting list.

More Information…

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