About The Australian Watercolour Muster

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Our goal is to create a broader platform for Australian Artists to engage with the International Arts Community and specifically, for the Watercolour community, to take their Work into new and creative fields of endeavour, creating opportunities to share studios and exhibition spaces where possible in this World.

Our NEXT full Exhibition and Festival

 The Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2023

will open next year in Cairns - Nth Queensland Australia on Friday 8th September 2023 -
with a 'Call For Artists' commencing on MONDAY 15th May 2023

Other important Dates and 'Conditions of Entry' TBA closer to the time.

Our Jurors For 2023 TBA

Wyn Vogel - Creative Director -
The Australian Watercolour Muster & Fish Lane Studios

Wyn has been the invited Leader of The Australian Watercolour Delegation to FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy, with her Work showcased as part of the selected Australian Works hung in Italy SINCE 2018 and is now preparing to the 'Call For Artists for Italy 2023.

Wyn has many years of exhibition and workshop experience. She has exhibited her watercolour Work in Chatswood in Sydney NSW 2019 and Exhibited and demonstrated at the 6th Silk Road International Art Exhibition in Xi'an China in September - 2019. A highlight has been the joint Exhibitions in Coquelles and Gaillon - France and delivered Watercolour Workshops in Gaillon 2018 and the French Village of Saint-Maixme-Hauterive - 2019.

Wyn’s large format works vary from drawn work to watercolour, oil and acrylic glazing – pastel and mixed media work on paper, canvas to built ‘Installations’ – both public and private.

Wyn is an experienced project manager – with professional experience in developing systems for the management of software/multimedia development environments associated with the production of interactive simulation training platforms for defence and aerospace.

Past Jurors - with much thanks

Neil Taylor - Vice President of The Australian Watercolour Institute

Neil Taylor was born in Brisbane in 1953, and studied painting with William Robinson at Kelvin Grove Teachers College in 1970/72 and has held almost 50 exhibitions since 1975. He is Vice President of the Australian Watercolour Institute.

With superb technical skill, Neil paints by combining a variety of styles collaged together and often uses photographic sources. His subjects are idealized poetic interpretations of wilderness and oceans. While often working from expeditions to remote areas of Australia he is currently painting subjects closer to where he lives in the Blue Mountains area west of Sydney.

Neil Taylor has been a Finalist in major prizes; most recently the Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize (2018). His has exhibited in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, KAAF Art Prize and Calleen Art Award, Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Prizes. He is a past Winner of the Mount Eyre and Gosford Art Prizes, winner of the Viewer's Choice Award for the Mosman Art Prize, and People's Choice and Volunteers' Choice Award at the Stanthorpe Art Festival. Neil has been accepted as a Finalist in this year's 2021 Hadley Art Prize.

Jude Scott - Western Australian Watercolour Society

As passionate advocate for watercolour during the last twenty years, Jude has taught the medium for many years throughout Western Australia at many venues and also tutors overseas workshops.

She has a love of sharing her watercolour experiences with others finding teaching the perfect way to stay inspired, always aspiring to experiment and learn more.

Jude’s work showcases strength and vibrancy in her colourful compositions, displaying interesting mark making and visual textures.


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