Masterclass: Hand Colouring with Nici Cumpston

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Date(s) - 13/09/2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Analogue Laboratory


Nici Cumpston, Nookamka rushes, Lake Bonney, 2008
Inkjet archival print on canvas, hand coloured with watercolours and pencils.
75.0 x 205.0cm

The exceptionally lovely, generous, warm and talented Nici Cumpston is excited to share her skills and experience in the art of  hand colouring photographic prints in a one day masterclass. Nici’s internationally recognised photographic practice incorporates hand colouring large scale traditional silver-gelatin prints and digital prints on canvas and paper.

Nici Cumpston’s gentle, quietly spoken demeanour belies a fierce and resolute passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the development and recognition of their artistic practice.  Born in Adelaide in 1963, Nici Cumpston, who is of Afghan, English, Irish and Barkindji Aboriginal heritage, is a descendant of the Darling River people of north western New South Wales. She is also culturally affiliated with the River Murray people and lived for some years at Berri in the South Australian Riverland.

Nici is simultaneously an artist, a curator, a writer, an educator and a builder of relationships.

Nici will begin the day with a discussion of hand colouring techniques and artists utilising them in their contemporary art practices, followed by a demonstration of a variety of different hand colouring materials and methods.

The majority of the day will be spend working and experimenting with the techniques under Nici’s expert guidance, with lots of one-on-one advice and instruction. Nici is an exceptional educator and all participants in this masterclass are in for a real treat! We are very, very excited that Nici has agreed to share her skills and her passion with us all.

Participants will need to bring their own black and white prints to work on – all other tools and materials are provided and there is no assumed prior knowledge. The masterclass fee includes a hearty and nutritious lunch, as well as coffee and tea and snacks throughout the day – we will keep your tummy happy so you can focus on making and learning. Detailed handouts will be provided for your reference.

Nici Cumpston, Settlement View 2011
archival inkjet print hand coloured with synthetic polymer paint
65.0 x 175.0cm

$285.00 ($130.00 deposit at time of booking)

10 Places Available
Fully Booked


This event is fully booked.