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Tricia Reust Mixed Media Workshop in Murrurundi


Landscape and Mixed Media - two day workshop with Tricia Reust

Dates: Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th March 2014
Venue: Arts Council "Arts Space" - Murrurundi Railway Station
Contact Person: Rodney Swansborough (042 777 5707)  or 
Love Appleby
Cost: (To be announced)
Bookings: (Currently open)
Information about Tricia Reust
Tricia Reust Website

Participants will work on three processes for creating landscapes :
  1. Tissue paper backing preparation on 12 by 16 inch canvas
  2. Impasto backing preparation on 8 by 10 inch canvas
  3. Mixed media on 24 by 30 inch canvas (or larger). Figure drawings or small paintings can be included as collage elements in this technique, or participants may choose to actually draw/paint animal or human figures into the landscape during the process.

Tricia will present landscape theory (with handout) and demonstrations of each step in each process, as well as individual attention as much as possible, to participants. The first day includes the theory; demonstrations; and consideration of drawings; and the second day, working towards completion of all three works.
Bookings and materials requirements list - see Rodney Swansborough

Payment for the two days is TBA




Murrurundi & District Arts Council 

The Murrurundi and District Arts Council sponsors regular events every year, as well as regular workshops.


Photographic Website HERE



Entry $15.00 (supper and wine)

Sat 12th and Sun 13th October 2013

Open: 10.00am to 4.00pm 

Fri 18th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th OCTOBER 2013

Open: 10.00am to 4.00pm




The Murrurundi Art Prize is held every May.

Visit the Murrurundi Art Prize website HERE

The Murrurundi Arts Prize 2013 Opening night was Thursday 2nd May from 6.30pm at the RSL Hall Murrurundi on the New England Highway.

Over 80 people attended and the night was hugely successful with lots of chatter, fine food and wine. Sandra McMahon announced all the awards and winners with Marie Lunney taking out the "Enid Norvill Memorial Prize - Best in Show Award".


The Murrurundi Arts Prize 2013 was open weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sundays: from May 3rd to May 19th between 10.00am to 4.00pm. The extra Friday opening proved popular and enabled more people to view the exhibition.

Very special thanks to our judge, Sandra McMahon, and to Mandy Archibald and Gilly Patterson for their curating of the exhibition. Also thanks to all those people who helped with the catering. The gourmet food tradition continues which is really enjoyed by everyone on the night.

We look forward to another creative and expanding exhibition next May and invite you to enter the 2014 Muururndi Art Prize. Entry forms for next year will be on the Murrurundi Art Prize website early in 2014.



Best in Show Award Enid Norvill Memorial $2000 (Acquisitive) 2013
'Marie Lunney - "View from Carpark – Scone"


The Norvill Art Prize is held biennially in October


Visit Norvill Art Prize HERE


" The award is for an artwork which powerfully encapsulates and iconically presents the uniqueness and distinctiveness of the Australian landscape. "


At the opening of the Norvill Art prize 2012 - Mandy Archibald (standing), Kathleen von Whitt (sitting left). Phillip Adams (middle), Peter Norvill (right)The Norvill Art Prize held in Murrurundi, in the Upper Hunter of New South Wales, known throughout Australia as the "artistic village", is worth $21,000.


The Norvill Art Prize is one of the largest privately funded landscape prizes in Australia with a $15,000 first prize given by Peter Norvill , $5000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Macquarie Energy and a $1000 Unpackers Prize awarded by the Murrurundi Arts Council.






The Norvill Art Prize is held bi-annually. The next art prize is October 2014.


The winner of the Norvill Art prize 2012 was John Morris for his work "Snow on Higher Ground"




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