Elysha Rei is a practicing visual artist, curator and art event coordinator currently residing in Brisbane. Her passion for the arts extends from making, exhibiting and curating art, to managing cultural spaces and community events. With a successful installation at the BrisAsia festival in her wake, she’s looking forward to presenting a workshop showcasing her unique paste-up style at the upcoming ArtizPUBLIC@Toowoomba.
Flying Arts News
Sam Rit Residency Journal: Festival Time
The workshop participants have been busy lately preparing for a big local festival to bless the fertility and productivity of rice crops. After the festival, we completed another workshop. They’ve been really branching out with the techniques I had taught previously.
Sam Rit Residency Journal: workshop progress
Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron catches us up on the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange progress. In this workshop, participants dipped previously prepared pieces in shellac and learned new techniques.
Sam Rit Residency Journal: The Workshops Continue
Today we made coiled newspaper jewelry: pendants and earrings. The participants are keen to each have a set of jewelry like mine to wear to the project event and exhibition of the creations from the workshops. We will be coating them with Shellac and making cords for the pendants in the next workshop.
Sam Rit Residency Journal: The Third Workshop
For the third workshop of the Sam Rit Residency, the participants explored more advanced techniques of newspaper coiling. Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron also learned a new technique from her students.
Touring Artist Journal: Scott Maxwell
Scott Maxwell was recently in Chinchilla to deliver workshops in foundation and experimental drawing. Read about his experiences here.
Sam Rit Residency Journal: The Second Workshop
In the second workshop of the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange, Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron taught workshop participants how to use newspaper and crochet cotton to create basket forms.
Sam Rit Residency Journal: The First Workshop
Mary Barron is the Flying Arts Artist taking part in the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange. Here she talks about how the first workshop went in this rural Thai community.