Beci Orpin

She's baaaa-ack! We are so excited to have Beci returning for her SECOND Art Camp - she is truly a national treasure!

Beci Orpin is a creative practitioner based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work occupies a space between illustration, design and craft. Beci has run her studio for over 20 years, catering to a wide range of clients, as well as exhibiting her work both locally and internationally. She has released four D.I.Y books and two children’s titles. Her work is described as colourful, graphic, bold, feminine and dream-like.

Home-Work

Your "hostesses with the mostesses" are heading back to the beach to make this Art Camp bigger and better than ever! Creative duo Lara Davies & Jess Wright have been working as textile designers and screen printing teachers all over the world for the past decade. In 2018, the pair published a popular how-to screen printing book with Hardie Grant. Home-Work are known for their fun, inclusive and inspiring workshops and events. As well as workshops, Home-Work have delivered and marketed numerous craft markets, exhibitions, design collaborations and corporate events. Art Camp 2020 is their third Art Camp!

Melissa Grisancich

Born in 1987, Melissa is a legendary Melbourne based artist. Her work maintains a firm ethos of using found or recycled objects and she insists on making her works entirely by hand. Her work reflects her interest in surrealism, 60's and 70's record and poster graphics, iconography, symbolism, vintage ephemera and comics. Melissa has gained a reputation for curating the most exciting must-see exhibitions in Australia. Her stunning artworks have been exhibited locally and internationally including San Francisco, Japan and France. We are so excited to get an insight into Mel's creative practices!

Maryann Talia Pau

We are dying of excitement that our ultimate girl crush, Maryann Talia Pau, is coming to Art Camp 2020!! Maryann is a Samoan-Australian artist and practising weaver based in the Redland's, Quandamooka Country, Queensland. Maryann’s weaving practice is based on exchange and collaboration. Born in Samoa and raised in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand & Australia, she is a maker of 'Pasifika bling' and co-founder of the Pacific Women's Weaving Circle and Super Native Unlimited. In 2012 she founded the One Million Stars to End Violence project - an international weaving project inviting the public to weave one million stars as symbols of light and peace. The resulting installation was part of Festival 2018 during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. What a total legend!