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Creative Collage

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Join Nettie Lodge, for an exciting collage workshop. During this drop-in session, you'll explore the vibrant world of collage, starting by crafting unique painted papers using acrylic paint. Unleash your imagination and play with various techniques like sponging, scraping, and stenciling to create captivating patterns and textures.

Then using your freshly painted papers as your canvas, try your hand at cutting, tearing, and pasting to craft individual artworks. Prepare to be amazed as the colourful randomness of the papers comes together to form stunning compositions, whether abstract, figurative, or inspired by landscapes.

No prior experience is needed—just bring your passion for colour and a curious spirit! Throughout the workshop, Nettie be there to guide each participant personally, demonstrating each step of the process. 

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Nettie Lodge

Nettie Lodge is an Australian Artist. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art, John Curtain University, WA, a Post Graduate in painting from the Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada. She exhibits in Sydney where she has held numerous solo shows since 1995. Her most recent solo exhibition was a conceptual interpretation of the poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, at the Manly Art gallery and Museum, in December 2017. This involved over 40 works on paper and a 3D installation.

She has been writing and illustrating Children’s books since 2000. In 2005, her children’s picture book BIRD, published by ABC Books won a NOTABLE BOOK MERIT at the CBCA Awards. Her book NATEMBA, published by ABC Books won several environmental awards. 

Her picture book TELL TAILS, published by Green Olive Press, in 2022, was written and illustrated as a love letter to animals, during the COVID period.

Her latest published book THE WORLD’S GREATEST TACKLE, published by Woodslane Press in 2023,  (written by Bruce Walker) is about an explosive football game between all the animals and insects of the world.

She works as a freelance illustrator and part time lecturer at Torrens University in Sydney. She lives and works in her studio on Scotland Island in Pittwater, NSW.


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