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Opening night Tuesday 9 August 2016, 5 – 7pm

10 – 20 August 2016

Kudos Gallery 6 Napier Street, Paddington, NSW 2021

Gallery hours 11am – 6pm Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 4pm Saturday

Jody Graham Face Up – Self Portrait 73 Installation Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2016 Photos: Gavin Pili and Zoe May

Workshops & Classes for 2016

4 x Still life Workshops – Starting Thursday 5.30pm – 7.30pm – 17th November 2016 – Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

For more details…

Blacktown Arts Centre

Is Your Work Exhibition Ready?
Skills Development for Visual Artists
Blacktown Arts Centre presents a skills development program led by talented creatives.

The program includes three skills-based workshops and a discussion that will answer all your questions about the Blacktown City Art Prize. You will have the opportunity to learn from four experienced and respected visual artists and sharpen your ability to produce exhibition-ready paintings and drawings.

with Blacktown Arts Centre Curator
Paul Howard
Thursday 21 July 2016 | 7pm – 8.30pm

Drawing Skills & Presentation
with Jody Graham
Saturday 23 July 2016 | 10am – 4pm

Painting Skills & Presentation
with Josh Honeyman
Friday 29 July 2016 | 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 30 July 2016 | 10am – 4pm
$75* (both sessions)

Best Possible Light:
How to Photograph Your Artwork
with Jennifer Leahy
Saturday 6 August 2016 | 10am – 2pm

This is a pilot program designed to encourage and increase participation by local artists in the Blacktown City Art Prize, and other awards and exhibitions.

*A number of subsidised places are available for artists who live in Blacktown City.
Contact Tia McIntyre for more information:
(02) 9839 6385
This workshop program has been developed in response to feedback received from entrants of the 2015 Blacktown City Art Prize.

Term 3 – 25 July – 12 September 2016

Monday 6.30pm – 9pm – Drawing / Fundamentals of Drawing
July 2016

Blacktown Arts Centre

Saturday 23rd July 2016 10am – 4pm

Drawing Skills and Presentation Techniques for Artists workshops

August 2016

Little Rivers Studio

1 day Loosening up Drawing Workshop

Sunday 7th August 2016

Contact – Jeanette Starr
Bracken Stud. 226 Grose River Road, Grose Wold
Mob: 0414 76 1308

September 2016

Grampian Brushes– 10 – 15th September – 2016

Victoria – Grampians National Park M: 0428 825 971

* 2 day Life Drawing Workshop

* 4 day Intensive Drawing Workshop

November/ December 2016

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Still Life in Mixed Media

4 week evening course

Thursday 24th November – 15th December 2016

5.30pm – 7.30pm

Royal Art Society

25 – 27 Walker St, North Sydney

(02) 99555752

Tuesday 10am – 1pm

Life Drawing – working with a variety of models and poses



A big thanks for your guidance over the past couple of terms while I undertook ‘Life Drawing’ in 2015. The wide range of media used were accessible to everyone along with your thought provoking ideas to encourage students, like myself, to think outside the box. What I would have dismissed before the course I now look at through open eyes. You certainly are inclusive of all students in the class and I enjoyed the ‘down to earth’ approach to art in general.
I really look forward to doing another course with you.
Thanks once again.
Margaret Briggs”

Workshop Reviews

Thanks for last lesson, I had a great time with the excellent model. I really needed the break to do something that is “Me” after a very exhausting month. Thanks for all the encouragement regarding my drawings 🙂 I am very impressed with how attuned you are to all your students and your great investment intellectually, emotionally and creatively in the class, it’s very inspiring. It’s really nice to be in a supportive and caring artistic environment with relatively low pressure, without the stress of the art world or  the pressures of academia… To just get immersed in the process and enjoy the time. It really filled “my batteries” last weekend.

Na’ama Atzmon-Simon – Art teacher

I loved the pace of the day,……… not a minute to waste.
Your inspirational work together with your effective communication skills made for a very positive experience.
Many thanks once again.

Di Nickel – Member of 101 Oatley and St George Art Society

Opening of the Waverley Art Prize 2016

Thursday 7th July 6-8pm, when the winners will be announced from 6.30pm by Mayor of Waverley Sally Betts. The exhibition continues daily 8 to 17th July between 10am-5pm and the People’s Choice Award announced on Monday 19th July 2016.

Phone: 02 9387 2461 Fax: 02 9389 1486 E

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Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm Friday 9am to 2pm Office hours are extended during the first week of term.

Address: 138 Bondi Road Bondi NSW 2026

Resolute Charcoal on paper 76cm x 56cm 2015

Revealing the Truth Charcoal on paper 55cm x 110cm 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Ian Potter Foundation Gallery
Admission: Free

Telephone: 03 5320 5858
40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350

Surviving the Narcissist Charcoal and pastel on paper 56cm x 76cm 2015

Pleased to say self portrait No. 6 – ‘Resolute’ (from recent self portrait Challenge) won the mayors prize at Waverley Arts Prize 2016 and was acquired by Waverley Council.

Exhibition continues 7-18 July 2016 Waverley- Woollahra Art School

138 Bondi Rd, Bondi  (02) 9387 2461

Jody Graham Resolute (Self Portrait) 76 x 56 cm charcoal on paper December 2015

Follow Jody Graham on BigCi Artist Residency

A lot happens in the making of art and I often toss around the idea – what is art? Is it the painting/ drawing/ sculpture/ installation, multi media etc. produced by the creative process or is the ‘Art’ already happening in the creative process?
This blog site will not cover all of my creative process but will offer a glimpse behind the final works produced.


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