From Melbourne to Mexico and everywhere in between, Vexta’s bold artworks have become an iconic part of the global street art landscape.
Known for her use of vivid colour, geometric shards and precise stencil work, Vexta constantly moves her practice between the studio and the street. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Vexta has returned to Melbourne for a short time only - join her for an exclusive workshop experience and view the world through her psychedelic kaleidoscope!
Part discussion, part hands-on art making - this 5 hour workshop will explore the importance of developing your own personal symbology and how it can be used to inspire and inform your creative process.
Discussing themes such as science, cosmology, mythology, life/death and the feminine, Vexta will share some of her own personal symbology and how she uses it to uncover common threads that bind our experience. Through a series of activities you’ll explore ways to translate complex themes into art that conveys genuine meaning.
The second half of the workshop will focus on developing practical skills. Topics including painting, stencil art & aerosol techniques, before progressing on to creating your own original mixed media artwork. Vexta will offer individual guidance throughout, sharing tips and insights into her process. You’ll also have the chance to put your new skills to the test and contribute to a large scale collaborative mural exploring a theme chosen by the class.
Whether you’re a practising artist looking to push your boundaries, or simply a huge fan of Vexta’s art, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn from one of Australia's leading street artists.
Vexta is a self-taught artist. Born in Sydney, Australia, she learnt her craft painting on the streets in Melbourne and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. A nomad of our modern times, Vexta spends most of the year traveling and painting, with her bold artworks found everywhere from Melbourne to Mexico. Viewing the world through her psychedelic kaleidoscope, Vexta reinterprets the sacred elements within science, cosmology, mythology, life/death and the feminine navigating these themes through the common threads that bind our experiences. Juxtaposing animals and human forms amid her symbolic, geometric shards, she provides an insight into our fundamental engagement with the human condition.
She has exhibited extensively across Australia, Europe and North America, including The National Gallery of Australia, Saatchi Gallery in London and Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. She has her work held in numerous public, academic and private collections globally and had her work included in a variety of academic papers.
You can keep up to date with Vexta’s travels and check out her art at vexta.com.au
- Learn about Vexta's creative process
- Explore the importance of developing your own personal symbology and how it can be used to inspire and inform your creative process.
- Develop practical skills including painting, stencil art & aerosol techniques, before progressing on to creating your own original mixed media artwork
- Aerosol & Acrylic Paints supplied by Ironlak, Paintbrushes, Art Paper, Cutting blades, mats and stencil paper + Vexta’s secret tools of the trade
- All participants will receive an exclusive personally signed, Vexta print.
- Any print-outs or photos on your phone of any imagery or symbolism that inspires you.
- Bring along a sketchbook with any ideas you’ve been working on or would like to explore in the workshop.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.