Colour Society Of Australia


CSA NSW June event: Darlinghurst Gallery Walk

  • 18 Jun 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Darlinghurst, NSW
  • 8


  • Registration for current CSA members

Registration is closed

Nicole Ellis, Erasure 3, 2018, mixed media

You are invited to join the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division on Saturday June 18 for our first live event since the beginning of the covid pandemic, a gallery walk taking in exhibitions and/or artists' talks at three galleries in Sydney’s Darlinghurst art precinct. Starting at 2.00pm we will meet at the Liverpool Street Gallery, 243A Liverpool Street (corner of Riley Street) for Nicole Ellis‘ Tatterdemalion exhibition and artist’s talk, then walk to the Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street (enter from Palmer Street) to look at contemporary craft and design including Matthew Harkness’ Bioplastic Futures: 3D Printing and the Maker Movement. Our last gallery is the LightWorx Gallery around the corner at 89 Crown St (near William Street) for the sculptures and light works of Max Patté

We are very grateful to CSA NSW committee member Kerry O'Donnell for organizing this event, and to the Liverpool Street Gallery, the Australian Design Centre  and the Lightworx Gallery and their artists Nicole, Matthew and Max for generously agreeing to be involved and for providing text and images for this notice.

REGISTRATION: This event is free but registration by June 17 is essential and there is a firm limit of twenty five (25) places. Registration is now open for Colour Society of Australia members and will open for nonmembers on June 4 for any places that remain available at that time.  Or join the CSA to support our activities and to get access to early registration for this and future events and to our growing collection of webinar and conference recordings. Joining today gets you membership until June 30, 2023, for the price of 12 months' membership:

We'd like to reassure our members and friends from around Australia and the world that we've not abandoned our very popular free webinar series, which we plan to continue in July.

Nicole Ellis, photograph by Hamish Ta-mé

1. Liverpool Street Gallery: artist talk on colour in her work with Nicole Ellis and a viewing of her Tatterdemalion exhibition. Ellis uses found materials, such as industrial textiles, fabric swatches, printed papers, wrappers, and urban refuse, to construct paintings, sculptures, installations, books and videos, with methods including collage, assemblage, imprint and impression. 

Nicole Ellis studied at the South Australian School of Art and in 1983 received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since the late 1970s with work represented in public and private collections across Australia and overseas and has exhibited in recent group and thematic exhibitions in Sydney, Orange, Canberra, Hobart, London, Barcelona, Rome, and Tokyo. From 1991 to 2015, Ellis was Senior Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW and has presented lectures at many different institutions including Goldsmiths College, London, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Cambridge University, Tasmanian School of Art, and the University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, Wollongong University.

The Liverpool Street Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition and promotion to contemporary painting and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Whilst predominantly exhibiting innovative abstract, realist and figurative painting, Liverpool Street Gallery also exhibits sculpture, limited edition prints and a variety of works on paper. 

Matthew Harkness, Dustpan and Brush Set, 2021, recycled PLA

2. Australian Design Centreexhibition viewing and talk on Matthew Harkness’ Bioplastic Futures: 3D Printing and the Maker Movement. In these works, Matthew Harkness addresses issues of waste and exclusivity in maker practices through speculative design and critical making experiments with bioplastics, ceramics and repurposed objects.

The Australian Design Centre is a leading centre for contemporary craft and design in Australia and plays a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country by nurturing a nation of innovative makers and thinkers to use design in their lives.

Max Patté, Gum Drops, 2021 (detail). Automotive paints, acrylic paints, clear cast acrylic, epoxy resin, clear coat,custom board, 2 way glass, mirror, LEDs, 24v power supply, electrical cable, 240v plug

3. LightWorx Gallery, exhibition viewing and talk on the work of British-born Max Patté, a multi-media contemporary artist. Max studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in London (1997-2000) and was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2008. Since opening his studio in 2014, Max has immersed himself in an exploration of the elemental nature of light, space and colour. To date this exploration spans sculpture, painting and light art. He cites advances in modern technologies as a constant source of inspiration and uses an impressive array in his day-to-day operations. 

Max’s work can be found in galleries in London. Miami, Auckland, Queenstown. Websites:,

Max Patté, Gum Drops, 2021 Automotive paints, acrylic paints, clear cast acrylic, epoxy resin, clear coat,custom board, 2 way glass, mirror, LEDs, 24v power supply, electrical cable, 240v plug

The gallery walk will finish around 5.00pm but you could continue into the evening to enjoy the closing night of Sydney’s VIVID festival of light, music and ideas, with displays around Barangaroo, Carrigeworks, Central Station & the Goods Line, Circular Quay and the Rocks, CBD, Darling harbour, Luna Park, Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Mosman, UTS, and Walsh Bay. 

Please note that parking in this area is limited. For public transport, the nearest train station to our first gallery is Museum Station, then walk along Liverpool Street to the gallery, or catch a bus along Oxford Street then take the steps and walk down Riley Street to Liverpool Street.

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