Ground-breaking ‘STREET ARTISTS’ will inspire young, upcoming creative talents

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Manly Library and The Manly Art Gallery & Museum are teaming up to present a major series of free weekly ‘street art’ inspired workshops in April, May and June this year, hosted by talented artists Fayroze Lutta, Ben Brown and Nicholas Beckett.

Each artist will hold weekly art making workshops (each artist facilitating one month of four hour-long workshops) in Manly Library from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday evenings.

 In April, ‘gocco artist’ Fayroze Lutta will help you create words pictures and motifs that can be screen-printed on card and fabrics (such as t-shirts) to keep and re-use. A ‘gocco’ is a nifty little Japanese screen-printing machine that uses light to transpose images onto paper or fabric.

 In May, internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator Ben Brown (of Rolling Stone, Juice, Waves, Mad Magazine and other publications) reveals his techniques for drawing everything from skulls, to monsters and hot-rods, to gig posters, album covers and comics. [Image attached – ‘Flash’ by Ben Brown

 In June, Sydney-based artist and zine maker Nicholas Beckett will explain why he intentionally avoids the gallery system altogether to display his beautiful and compelling work, having recently set up the Redfern Fringe Biennale. (Nicholas denies his work is either beautiful or compelling – but it is both).

The workshops will be launched with a free panel discussion held at the Manly Art Gallery on Sunday April 3rd from 3-4pm, featuring Fayroze, Ben and Nicholas as well as 3D environment artist and game developer Russell Eastgate discussing art making techniques, art education options, artistic successes and failures, survival tips for young artists as well as answering audience questions.

To register, contact Manly Library on 9976 1747 or email

Manly Library is in Market Place, Manly, a short walk from Manly Ferry Wharf and adjacent to Council’s Whistler Street undercover car park with ground floor parking for parents with children in prams.

Venue for the Street Art Workshops is the Manly Library Ground Floor.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum is at West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095 (close to Manly Ferry Wharf).