New Palette

The upcoming workshop on the 10th to the 12th August explores colour as a sensation spread between pigment, texture and opacity.

The focus on colour in this multifaceted way comes out of the experience of being in the landscape amongst the texture, pattern and pigment of rock, lichen and foliage; and within the tonal mists and fragrances of the forest and the highland air.

The ancient Greek idea of colour collected a variety of qualities related to the senses and the experience of the world. Instead of colour as a spectrum they saw colour as embedded in things. For example tree-coloured or stone-coloured; these surfaces were referenced to touch, smell, solidity and saturation.

The ideas we’ll develop in this weekend workshop provide fuel for the artist’s practice in both an abstract and realist way as we freshen our responses to the very rich environment of Haneena Hill.

Please search Reviews in the dropdown menu for commentary by participants in the previous workshop.



Arrive late afternoon / early evening – Dinner and get to know each other.

Introduction to the place and the ideas to be developed over the weekend.


7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast

9.30 – 12.30 Tutored workshop in the environment with Nameer.

1 – 2 Lunch

2 – 4 Independent practices in the environment and one-on-one consultations with Nameer

Free time

6.30 pre dinner refreshments

7.00 dinner

Image Presentation


7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast

9.30 – 12.30 Tutored worskshop in the environment with Nameer

1 – 2 Lunch

2.30 – departure


Cost per person for the workshop is $390. Enquire/book your place here
Workshop numbers are limited to six people. For future workshop dates and themes please subscribe to this website for workshop updates.

  • Cost per person for the workshop is $390. Enquire/book your place here
  • Workshop numbers are limited to six people. For future workshop dates and themes please subscribe to this website for further notice.
  • Accomodation is in a spacious heritage residence with wood heater and dormitory style sleeping arrangements.
  • Each person will need to bring their own sheet and doona/blanket/ pillow and towel
  • Meals and refeshments provided, notify of special dietary requirements
  • The tutored sessions will require some walking on easy to medium grade bush trails and rocks
  • Stanthorpe is a sub-alpine highland so you’ll need to bring warm clothes, gloves, coat and sealed boots
  • Art materials – Bring your usual range of drawing and painting media, some materials will be provided

We limit the weekend to a group of six, please register your interest via the contact page in the dropdown menu.

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Nameer Davis BAHo, MA maintains a full-time studio practice together with weekly teaching in painting and drawing at the Brisbane Institute of Art. Born in England, growing up in Nigeria, Australia and the UK, with extensive travels to China and Europe, Nameer's work reflects a diversity of cultural influences most recently through pattern and textile. Barbara Penrose BAHo, MA exhibits regularly and has numerous public art commissions across Brisbane and Regional Queensland. In 2006 and in 2011 Barbara was the recipient of Australia Council grants for experienced artist to produce new work. With a background in installation art, sculpture and painting, her current practice mediates between painting, drawing and ceramics.

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