Starts: 6pm Tuesday 26th September, 2017
Ends: 9pm Tuesday 26th September, 2017
Where: Left Bank Gallery
Cost: $160 per person
This workshop requires a minimum of 4 and will have a maximum of 12 participants

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Painting With Light
3hr Workshop

With Mari Hirata

Join us for a fun and playful evening of photography… with a twist!  

Participants in this beginner friendly, 3 hour photography workshop will start by learning some basic ‘manual mode’ camera functions before the fun really starts.  The evening will then be spent learning and exploring the different techniques and effects of long exposure photography, or ‘Light Painting’.

We ask participants to bring their own DSLR camera, with any instruction manuals (just in case), and if available, a tripod, shutter release cable, and a USB. Please ensure your USB has adequate free space, so photos taken during the workshop may be taken home.

All other equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided.

Workshop participants will be required to work in small groups.

Mari Hirata Biography


Born in Yokohama, Japan, and immigrating to Australia at age 10, Mari Hirata is a visual artist currently based on the Gold Coast. Since completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art (2002), and Master of Arts in Visual Arts (2003) at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, she has gone onto exhibiting in venues throughout Australia and overseas, along with frequently running a variety of creative workshops for all ages.

Mari’s work lies strongly within the components of installation, sculpture, photography, and as of recently, silversmithing. Often drawing on aesthetics and sensibilities of traditional Japanese art & design, she reflects on her heritage, memories and surroundings.

Mari has been a recipient of various art awards and grants, including RADF, JUMP Mentoring Program, Ulrick Schubert Photography Award: People’s Choice, Churchie emerging art prize: Highly Commended, and Winner of the Kodak Autumn Salon. Her work has been featured in various publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Photofile. Her works are housed in national and regional gallery collections, and various public and private institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, The Art Centre Gold Coast, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, and the University of Technology Sydney.