Cork and Canvas South Melbourne

I went along to my first ever Cork and Canvas painting session, it was no ordinary session, it was the opening of their brand new South Melbourne location.

The artists at Cork and Canvas host painting sessions daily where those attending get taken through the step-by-step process on how to create a painting inspired by a theme. They guide you along the way, providing advice on painting techniques, use of colour, and also how you can make the painting your own by putting your own creative flare to it.

"You supply the wine and we’ll supply all the art materials, glassware and good vibes. Leave the rest to us!" - Cork and Canvas 

What I love about the painting sessions is that you don't need to be the next Picasso to have fun and to enjoy the creative process. Even for artists like myself I thoroughly enjoyed being able to take a non-artist friend along to share the experience of creating something in a supportive and fun environment.

Cork and Canvas South Melbourne I really enjoyed seeing how everyone else in the room interpreted the theme. We were creating a small acrylic painting inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhône, which is currently on display at the NGV as part of the Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition. 
Some people included a space needle as part of the cityscape, whilst others had a ferris wheel. There were different styles of painting, with some using bolder and blocker strokes, whilst others were more delicate. There was no right or wrong, it was about the process of creating something.

Cork and Canvas South Melbourne


Cork and Canvas is located in South Melbourne and Moonee Ponds, they also host private events for parties, corporate team building, and hens parties.

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I Can't Live Without My Radio

'I Can't Live Without My Radio' is a fundraising exhibition to support Queen Spice. It will feature a massive line-up of artists from Australia and around the globe. All donated artworks are being sold to raise funds to help SPICE through some difficult times.
The Drip Of A Sandpiper by Nicole Tattersall
The Drip Of A Sandpiper by Nicole Tattersall
I'm proud to be apart of this event as artists like SPICE welcomed me with open arms to group exhibitions and to be apart of their community. I'll be donating my stencil artwork piece 'The Drip Of A Sandpiper'. It's time for me to give back!

For further details about the Melbourne event being held at Workshop in  Fitzroy on Friday the 12th of May visit the Facebook event page.

All proceeds will be donated to www.gofundme.com/Fundraiser4Spice
It's not often that one gets to have their artwork auctioned off to support one of the top teams in a national league. I feel so honored to be given the opportunity to be able to donate for auction a selection of my drippy animal works to the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames.

The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are the only Women's National Basketball League team in New South Wales, and they are currently sitting top the ladder with just one round to go before finals. My pieces will feature in the auction which is part of their presentation night being held on the 15th of February.

Should the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames make the grand final, I will get my nails painted in club colours with a little flame and a basketball.