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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Natalie O’Connor


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

17 Mar 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

17 Mar 2016 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Natalie O'Connor 

COLOUR.. and its materiality

Natalie O'Connor is the resident artist and education programs manager for Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conte A Paris, in Australia.

O'Connor studied Art Education at UNSW cofa achieving a Bachelor of Education and later furthered her interest in painting practice, with a Masters Degree. She is currently a PhD candidate at the UNSW art & design, researching the development and innovation of artists' colours and how it can affect the evolution of art practice.

In her role as resident artist, with her technical expertise and keen interest in artists' materials and methods of best practice, she provides technical assistance to artists globally, through the brand website and regularly presents lectures at universities and galleries across Australia. She provides residency and scholarship opportunities for emerging artists and students studying art, working closely with professional artists in the studios to assist them with solutions to their technical queries.

Over the last ten years, Natalie O'Connor has collaborated with Artist Profile Magazine to generate artist expeditions and exhibitions for many professional artists on behalf of Winsor & Newton. The most recent being 'Your Friend The Enemy'; an expedition that took a number of artists to Gallipoli to paint plein air and the exhibition is currently touring Australia. Previous projects include; Not The Way Home- an expedition and exhibition (13 artists travelled to Broken Hill and Fowlers Gap), Insight Radical (a residency at Melbourne University- art met science). This exhibition toured Australia and the UK with a supporting public education program, On This Island - An expedition to New Zealand's North Island led by Euan MacLeod. Later this year, she will travel to the Mungo National Park, with 5 women artists, to produce a body of work in situ.

Upcoming Arts Forum
24 March | Easter Break

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA