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Open Studio with Darien Pullen


Open Studio with Darien Pullen is back by popular demand! This course is ideal for budding and practising artists and art students who are looking for a supportive community and mentorship on their projects or guidance on technique.

Whether your project is still in the brainstorming phase, just getting started or almost completed, Darien’s comprehensive experience in the field and across all mediums will help you bring the best out of your work.

Join like-minded people and make regular arts practice fun!

WHEN: Fridays, 16 July – 17 September (10 Weeks), 9:30am – 12pm
Fridays, 15 October – 17 December (10 weeks), 9:30am – 12pm
WHERE: Bigfish Studio
Full $280 / Concession $230 per term
AGES: 16+

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Please Note: The health and safety of our staff, artists and patrons is FCAC’s highest priority. You will be required to follow all COVID-19 protocol at the centre. Please bring a mask to wear in any indoor or outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. You will also be expected to observe to maximum room capacities, printed outside each venue. Find out more about COVID Safety at FCAC. 

About the Teaching Artist


Darien is a professional Melbourne-based artist with over 30 years of exhibiting and teaching experience.   His work includes drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture, all developed from observational studies, and mostly of the human body.  

He says, “These are not idealised bodies These images are about the subtlety of a gesture – the very personal way someone will sit, or turn. The way each person moves, leans or walks is unique.  This is about what it means to be human, about what it is for each of us to be contained in a body. There is a universality in this which connects us, but beauty is a product of individuality and circumstance.”  

Darien’s work has been described as ‘sensitive and well observed’ with ‘a skilled drawing ability and subtle use of colour’.  His love of paint is obvious and of this he says: “Great paintings have never been purely about imagery – the mark, the colour and the intensity are all equally important.  Great paintings are about paint.” 

Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program.

1- Photograph by Gianna Rizzo.

Date & Times


Fridays, 16 July – 17 September (10 Weeks),
9:30am – 12pm

Fridays, 15 October – 17 December (10 weeks),
9:30am – 12pm


Big Fish Studio


Full $280 / Concession $230 per term

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