Jane Alexander [Tutor]


Jane Alexander [Tutor]. Tutor of Willoughby Arts Centre

Tim Allen


Tim Allen is the winner of the 2017 Paddington Art Prize, a $25,000 national award for landscape painting. Tim has been exhibiting his work professionally for over 20 years. He has been a finalist multiple times in many of Australia’s leading art prizes, including the Wynne Prize, the Dobell Prize, the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the Paddington Art Prize, the Kedumba Drawing Award and many others. In 2014 his work was featured in Artist Profile magazine. He is represented by Defiance Gallery in Sydney and NockArt Gallery in Hong Kong. In 2018 Tim will have solo exhibitions with Defiance Gallery in Sydney and GallerySmith in Melbourne.

Tim is also a very enthusiastic and committed teacher, having taught for many years at TAFE and at art workshops around Australia.

Tim lives and works in the Blue Mountains.

website www.timallenartist.com
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Eleanor Amiradaki


Eleanor Amiradaki. Tutor of Willoughby Arts Centre

Andrew Antoniou


Painter and printmaker Andrew Antoniou completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art and a Master of Art in printmaking at the Central School of Art, London in 1974. He has been a finalist in high profile drawing awards on many occasions.

Antoniou was awarded the Warringah Art Prize in 1994, Swan Hill Drawing Prize in 2014 and The Kedumba art award in 2012. In 2001 he was elected to the Royal Society Of Etchers in London, and has twice been commissioned by the Print Council of Australia.

Antoniou has held teaching positions at SCA, CoFA, Canberra School of Art (ANU) & Wollongong University. His work is held in collections both locally, nationally & internationally. He is represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney & Melbourne.

phone 0414 246 056
email ant51@westnet.com.au
website www.andrewantoniounow.com

Sally Aplin


Sally has experience in many art practices. She was awarded her M.A. in Fine Art at Cardiff University, a B.A. in Fine Art at University of the West of England and a teaching diploma in Bristol.

Studying principally painting and then sculpture Sally has worked also with enamel processes spasmodically for the last 30 years. She is drawn to the unending possibilities with the medium. Sally has been selected for exhibitions in Germany, France and in USA including California in 2010. She had solo exhibitions in Bristol Cathedral, Bristol University, a Bath Museum and Morley College London in 2000. Most recently, she has also won 2019 North Sydney Art Prize installation of enamels.

Sally has a studio in Chatswood where she now lives. She says "I love teaching and believe fiercely in drawing which for me underpins all art practice."

phone 9419 6543
email sallyaplin@gmail.com

Margaret Armitage


Margaret Armitage. Tutor of Willoughby Arts Centre

Randal Arvilla


Randal Arvilla is a Costa Rican Australian painter and sculptor.

Arvilla studied Painting at the National Art School in Sydney, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of San Francisco, California.

Working in oils and encaustics, and utilizing collage and found objects, Arvilla creates striking paintings and sculptures which explore his experiences of the world around him. Nuanced themes of cultural identity, memory, loss and place thread throughout his artworks.

phone 0403 363 725
email arvillaworkshops@gmail.com
website www.randalarvilla.com
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Australian Society Of Miniature Art (NSW)


The Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) was started in 1985. At least two exhibitions a year are held, one being the Annual Awards Exhibition which is open to all Australian artists and the others being themed exhibitions for exhibiting members held in a commercial or regional gallery.

The aims of the Society are to create miniature works of excellence, to foster traditional and modern techniques and to encourage public awareness and enjoyment of miniature works of art.

Works may include a range of media such as watercolour, oil or acrylic as well as drawing, printmaking, mixed media and 3D.

website asmansw.com


The art of the miniature is many hundreds of years old. In the Western world the earliest examples can be found in the illuminated capital letters of church manuscripts. The letters were often decorated in pure gold leaf and around them were pictures of everyday life or religious or biblical scenes.

Miniatures have a serious history throughout the world. They are often combined with poems or religious verse in countries such as Iran and India. There is also a long history in Russia.

Throughout history the portrait miniature became important as a record of loved ones and this is still what many people think of when a miniature is mentioned. These tiny portraits, often oval in shape, could be of a face, or more particularly, an eye or mouth. They often contained a back panel which carried a lock of hair. They are very much part of the romantic tradition.

Every detail of a miniature is noticed and a well executed miniature has been described as having the quality of a jewel.

Australia has a long history of the miniature form from our earliest days to the present and our libraries and State Galleries have fine collections.

Modern Miniatures

Today there is tremendous interest in the art form throughout the world and it encompasses many different mediums and subjects.

In 2015 the winning work of the Wynne landscape prize (Art Gallery of NSW) was a 9 × 9cm miniature painting by Natasha Bieniek.

What is a Miniature

The definition for this Society for a 2-dimensional work is that the perimeter of the actual art work must not exceed 40cm (eg 10cm x 10cm, or any variation of this size eg 12cm x 8cm). The 1/6 scale rule, that an object or person may be no more thatn 1/6 the size it is in nature, has not been adopted by the Society, but “the spirit of miniaturisation” must be maintained.

A three dimensional work must not exceed 15cm in any direction, and the front cover of a miniature book must have a perimeter of no more than 40cm. Books should be entirely handmade by the artist.

In portraiture, depiction of the human head must be no larger than 3.8cm from chin to crown.

Subjects are only limited by the artist’s imagination.

A miniature can convey all the beauty and power of a larger work of art but has the added appeal of being a particularly personal object. The viewer must see the work at close range to obtain a full appreciation of both the image and technique. The miniature has always had a feeling of preciousness associated with it, due in part to the fact it can often be held in the palm of your hand.

These are guidelines and any exhibition submissions are subject to the entry rules.

Media and Techniques

The Society fosters both traditional and contemporary art, realist and abstract.

A visitor to an exhibition of works by the Australian Society of Miniature Art will be aware of an amazing diversity of style and technique within the boundaries of the art form.

Painting: Mediums such as (but not restricted to) oil, acrylic or watercolour are executed on any surface.

Drawing: Original drawings in (but not restricted to) pen and ink, graphite pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and pastel, on any surface.

Original Prints: All prints must be original works of art, and must have been hand pulled by the artist.

Mixed Media: A combination of techniques and mediums used together. The images can be three dimensional and can include found objects (eg seedpods or pieces of metal).

Three Dimensional: A three dimensional work must not exceed 15cm in any direction and the front cover of a miniature book must have a perimeter of no more than 40cm. Books should be entirely hand-made by the artist.

Sarah Aylward


Sarah was born in New Zealand in 1949. She travelled extensively throughout Europe, North Africa, USA and Australia before settling in Sydney. In 1969 she first entered the art world as an artist’s model, both in Europe and Australia.

Sarah crossed over to the other side of the easel in 1977 to become an art student at Hornsby TAFE, Alexander Mackie School of Art (now C.O.F.A) and National Art School in Sydney, and Claremont School of Art in Perth. Since 1983 she has engaged in various professional art activities including winning a vast number of art prizes and commendations throughout Australia.

Sarah has had numerous exhibitions in Perth and Sydney, half of them being major solo exhibitions (including Holdsworth Galleries in Sydney). She has been teaching art since 1987 mainly at the Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby. Sarah has a vast experience in personal growth i.e. psychodrama, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Primal, Bio-energetics, voice dialogue, spiritual/meditation disciplines, Playback Theatre, clown, dance and theatre workshops here in Sydney and in Perth. Also, Sarah has participated in creative skills and psychic awareness workshops. She likes to combine eastern spiritual thought with western psychology – an interesting flavour in the creative process. Sarah brings all this and her 30 years of teaching to her classes. She is good at building bridges between herself and her students and is therefore a gifted communicator.

phone 9908 2312 mobile 0401 212 105
website sarahaylward.com

Lenore Bassan


Lenore has been involved with printmaking since 1980 when she joined a screenprinting company and learned every aspect of commercial screenprinting. Her art practice over time has been shaped by that experience. Her journey has taken her from mass production of street posters with photographic images requiring industrial equipment and toxic materials to the home studio with small editions, hand tools, barens and brayers – a converted antique washing mangle for a press. Her current forms of expression use wood, lino, collograph, monoprinting to create limited edition prints and book art.

Lenore taught Screenprinting techniques at the TAFE School of Graphic Arts, at Ultimo for 8 years and at the Tin Sheds at Sydney University for 1 year. She has prints in the collections of the Power Institute at Sydney University and the Gordon Darling Print Collection, National Gallery.

She has held 5 solo exhibitions and been involved in numerous group shows. Her most recent solo exhibition was held at The Shop Gallery in Glebe in 2018.

Her work is about her urban environment and her garden. She lives and works in her studio in St Peters, Sydney.

Lenore’s classes will focus on basic printmaking techniques, predominately relief printing using wood, lino, monoprinting and collograph.

Her contact details are
Email: Lbassan1@vtown.com.au
Mobile: 0432 354 903