Artists in Residence
One of the goals of the Hampton Festival is to foster the development of the arts in the local community. We achieve this by providing an outlet for the work of established and up-and-coming artists.
The Artists in Residence demonstrations give everyone visiting the Festival an insight into a number of different mediums. A number of artists demonstrated their craft at the 2017 Festival and were eager to share their knowledge and passion with visitors to the Festival.
The Festival sincerely thanks USQ Artsworx, a major sponsor of the 2017 Hampton Festival who provided many Artsworx Artists and McGregor Tutors to demonstrate during the Festival.
Artists who demonstrated at the 2017 Hampton Festival were:
- Don Milner, artist, showed the organic and tactile nature of painting and drawing with charcoal which affords fabulous ways to explore new and expressive approaches to portraiture whilst developing form and lines quickly. This is an excellent prelude to all other portrait painting techniques. With patrons immersing themselves into creating, Don showed them how to get so much more from this exciting and expressive medium. Many achieved arealistic portrait and were shown proportions, graduating tones, preparation, composition, & much more.
- Tonia Pawlyszyn, costume designer, taught the art of creating fabric flowers with a crystal centre finish. These beautiful creations can then be used to embellish your hat, or turn it into a brooch or other jewellery – create these stunning flowers at home for table decoration or use them to decorate a gift.
- Kerry Smith, woodturner demonstrated elements of his wood craft anda number of his works.
- Di Hanson, Hanson Mineral Photos, created a montage of small artworks in resin as part of a larger piece of artwork. Each of the works represent a part of one of the popular mineral photos.
- Other Artsworx Artists and guest McGregor Tutors were at the Festival throughout the day guiding attendees in the art of drawing.
- Visitors made the most of the USQ Artsworx pop up Art Studio and learnt the art of drawing and took home their masterpiece.
don milner - artist
Don is an Australian artist and painter and is excited to be able to paint images of Australia. It offers him a rich source of inspiration that constantly challenges his artistic endeavors as he chooses themes and subjects which encapsulate and personify our rich and unique way of life, spectacular and unusual scenery, characters who are seemingly larger than life, ancient spiritual people (Australian Aboriginals), the weird and wonderful animals and birds that live in this incredible country.
Don says that 'From the very early days of my “Artist Journey” I have been amazed and inspired by many of the classic master painters including Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt, plus our more recent masters like Salvador Dali and others.' During his “Artistic Journey” he has been fortunate to meet many Australian based, very talented fine artists have inspired him and further fueled his passion and enthusiasm to paint and create and he thanks them for their contribution, inspiration and their art.
kerry smith - Wood Turning
Kerry is a Wood turner and Furniture maker; he has been turning for 25 years, and is currently the Vice President of Toowoomba & District Woodcrafters Inc. club. He turns all types of articles, such as bowls, vases, pens and platters of various shapes and sizes. Most items are made from central Australian natural timbers.
He also makes a large variety of cutting boards and large tables from solid Australian timbers.
All articles are beautifully finished with natural oils or a quality lacquer, which are food safe products.
TONIA PAWLYSZYN - COSTUME DESIGNER
Tonia Pawlyszyn will teach the art of creating fabric flowers with a crystal centre finish. These beautiful creations can then be used to embellish your hat or turn it into a brooch or other jewellery. You can create these stunning flowers at home for table decorations or use them to decorate a gift. Let your imagination guide you.
di hanson - mineral photos
The inspiration for Di’s art work comes from a series of photos of mineral specimens taken under the microscope by her sister Sue. These images act as a reference point for Di’s works using a variety of media. Using her own styles and materials ranging from acrylic, enamel and resin, Di gives new life to Sue’s photographic images by applying or painting them on ceramic and marble tiles, canvas and board.
At the Festival Di will be creating a montage of small artworks in resin as part of a larger piece of artwork. Each of the works will represent a part of one of Sue’s most popular mineral photos.