(SOLD OUT) Workshop: Exploring composition through collage and frottage

Sunday 24 March 2024, 12pm & 1.30pm

By taking rubbings from our immediate surroundings, we will find new ways of seeing what is around us and explore the creative possibilities of what is at hand.  The workshop will take as a prompt Max Ernst’s less known frottage work and demonstrate the exciting possibilities of composition, colour and texture in developing artwork.  

This workshop is led by Nadine Christensen. It is open to all skill levels, and suitable for school-aged children if accompanied by a parent.

Event Details

Sunday 24 March 2024

Workshop 1
12.00pm – 1.00pm

Workshop 2
1.30pm – 2.30pm


Auslan interpretation available on request.

Buxton Contemporary and the workshop space is wheelchair accessible, via ramp on the ground floor and lift to the second level. If you have other access needs, please let us know at the time of booking and we will be in touch.


Nadine Christensen completed degrees in Painting at Monash University (1993) and the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (1997). She has held solo exhibitions at galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra and has participated in group and collaborative exhibitions across Australia and internationally including Tokyo, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Paris and Venice. Recent exhibitions include Painting, More Painting,  Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2016); Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, TarraWarra Museum of Art , Victoria and Silenzi, Prigioni de Palazzo Ducale, Venice (both 2006); This and other worlds, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2005); New04, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2004); and This was the future… , Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2003). 

Christensen was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary (1998–99) and a founding member of Clubs Projects inc. She has regularly curated exhibitions, events and coordinated publishing projects, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Australia Council Los Angeles studio residency (2003), the Fletcher Jones Art Prize (2008) and the R&M McGivern Prize for Painting (2019). Christensen is a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.