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    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Every Man & His Dog Vineyard, 1314 Richmond Road Richmond
    • 1

    Every Man & His Dog Vineyard tour, tasting and talk

    Sunday 24 October 2021, 11.30 am to 3 pm

    1314 Richmond Road Richmond

    We invite you to join us to visit Every Man & His Dog Vineyard, a stone’s throw from historic Richmond in the beautiful Coal River Valley. Hosts Andrew and Loretta Thompson will guide you around their vineyards and wine making facilities, and you will be able to taste their wines and enjoy a light lunch prepared on site.

    We have arranged for experienced Tasmania restauranteur and wine industry expert Patrick Johnston to share his deep knowledge and experience with wine in Tasmania and beyond.

    As places are limited, this is a members-only event.

    Members $50  
    includes vineyard tour, tasting, wine talk and light lunch
    Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements

    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Members' Lounge, TMAG
    • 0
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    Art Conservation (November)

    You are invited on a tour of TMAG’s painting conservation lab with Jenny O’Connell, Senior Conservator (Painting). Jenny will share current research into two paintings in the TMAG collection attributed to colonial artist Henry Mundy. The conservation department has collaborated with specialists in Melbourne to undertake technical analysis of the paintings. Find out how investigating the materials, such as pigments, and techniques, such as underdrawing, can assist with authenticating an artwork. Following the presentation, take a behind the scenes tour of the painting conservation lab.

    Jenny acquired her conservation degree at the University of Melbourne, and then worked and travelled extensively prior to moving to Hobart. Her career has spanned from working in private practice in Sydney to community engagement projects in Albania. Jenny’s current role involves collection care and treatment of paintings, as well as research and policy development.

    As numbers are strictly limited, this event is open to Friends members only.

    Members $15, including morning tea.

    NOTE regarding online bookings: Attendees sometimes report difficulties booking as a member or member couple. You need to log in before making the booking and then those options will be available to you. And as an added bonus, you then won't need to answer pesky questions about whether you are a robot.

    • 14 Nov 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Members' Lounge, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
    • 6

    Learn to capture your thoughts and observations with simple sketches and note-taking. This fun method can be done by anyone and takes the pressure off ‘being able to draw’ or ‘being able to write’. In this warm, encouraging session, Suzy Cooper will teach you how to simplify the things you’d like to draw, and to develop your own sketchbook style.

    Suzy’s method has been developed for non-drawers and non-writers, or anyone who wants to learn to sketch without getting hung up with it being perfect. Use this method however you like: keep a daily journal, record what’s growing in your garden, illustrate your poems or other writing, make cards, or simply sketch whenever you’re out and about. 

    All materials are provided for you to use and keep and you’ll be fully supported.

    What to expect from this session:

    • You’ll get your own set of lovely, portable art materials to use on the day and take home with you
    • Suzy will show you her method of combining words and drawings — you can copy it, modify it or completely change it
    • Learn how to take better photos and to use them to draw from (bring your smartphone to the session)
    • Learn sure-fire ‘cheat’ ways to add sketches to your work if you’re not confident or run out of ideas
    • Head in to TMAG to practice your sketch noting skills, by yourself or with Suzy or others in the group
    • The TMAG Cafe will be open, or you can make yourself a cuppa and snack after the session so you can talk to others and share your work (if you want).

    After the session, you’ll receive:

    • follow-up emails with tips and info about where to buy materials, ideas for projects etc 
    • the chance to join a private Facebook group where you can share your sketches with other encouraging people
    • occasional invitations to join casual sketch sessions.

    Accessibility: This session is accessible and walking isn’t essential. There is ramp access into the Members’ Lounge at TMAG. While students usually go into the museum to find things to draw, anyone who’s not able to walk easily will certainly find some excellent things in and around the Members’ Lounge. 


      The idea of sketch noting

      Here’s how Suzy Cooper describes her sketch noting:

      ‘I’m a writer who wanted to draw more. I’d done some classes but didn’t see myself as an artist or even a sketcher. I’d tend to get overwhelmed when looking at any particular scene – so many details! After learning some basic visual facilitation techniques I had a breakthrough about how to simplify words and sketches in a way you couldn’t get wrong. By repeating these ideas, I found that I could make sketch journals that were fast and fun to create, and that looked good. I came up with my stress-free method which uses simple, portable tools, some easy-to-remember rules (which you're encouraged to break, if you want), and easy ways to break through ‘detail overload’ and start to see differently. I’ve had almost a hundred students do these workshops with me so far and every single one has left the sessions with several sketches and the skills and encouragement to keep going.’ 

      Suzy is a long-time member of the Friends, and served on our Friends committee a couple of years ago. 


      Friends Members $75 (concession $55)

      Non-members $95 (concession $85) 

      includes art materials

      Meet on the verandah at TMAG and we'll move from there to the Members' Lounge. 

      • 21 Nov 2021
      • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Members' Lounge, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
      • 10

      This workshop is for people who’ve done a sketch noting class with Suzy before. Get some encouragement to develop a sketch habit, brush up your skills and learn some new ones. 

      Suzy will have time to help everyone with the things they want to work on. In previous classes people have asked how to learn more about how to mix colours with their basic watercolour pencil kit, make their pages look better, learn to sketch-draw people, give their sketches a bit more life and dimension, and learn to see and draw perspective without ruling lines etc.

      Bring your own drawing/painting materials and Suzy will provide some new materials and tools to try out.

      Most of this session will take place in the Members' Lounge, however there will be the option to go into TMAG if we have time. 

      We’ll enjoy a hot drink and snack after the session so we can chat and share our work (optional).

      Friends Members $75 (concession $55)
      Non-members $95 (concession $85)

      Meet on the verandah at TMAG and we'll move from there to the Members' Lounge. 

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