Program 2023

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This was our Program for our -

The Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2023

We will release a new Program for our
Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2025 shortly!

Wednesday 6th September 2023 - Opening of our Trade Point and our 1st Workshop for you!

  • ‘Best 32 in Muster’ Exhibition and An Invitation Only – International Master Artists – Exhibition - will open to the public at the Court House Gallery, Cairns - Tropical Nth Queensland, Australia - from 3pm to 7pm on the Wednesday 6th September 2023 and then 10am to whenever the Gallery closes from here on in until the 28th October 2023 ....... closing time will vary depending on the Workshops and Events running until the 10th September 2023 >>> https://australianwatercolourmuster.com/events
  • Registration for Workshop Participants, to pick up their Registration/Sample Bags and orientation of the Court House Gallery, The Tanks and Botanical Gardens Cairns.... from 3pm to 7pm at the Court House Gallery - Come and pick up your Registration/ Sample Bags and these will include your Tickets for the Workshops you have booked.

- Our Trade Point - Will be OPEN -

  • Wednesday afternoon 3pm  6th September 2023 through to 7pm on the Wednesday Evening
    and then each day 10am start until Sunday - 10th September 2023 - !

You will be able to come and browse and try all sorts of new Materials and pick the minds of the demonstration Artists who will be hosting the Trade Tables - at the Court House Gallery Cairns – over the period of the ‘Muster’ 6th to 10th September 2023 – Artists will be able to source their necessary Workshop materials from this Trade Centre – no need to try to carry materials on a plane or train – all will be available for you to buy from our Trade Point.

It's all happening 🌞 Our 1st Workshop -
Starts - 4pm to 7pm Wednesday 6th September 2023 -

An afternoon time slot ........ so you can come from Work if needed and start to explore what's on!


Thursday 7th September 2023 – ‘Picnic and Paint’ No 1 | Bus Trip to the Quinkan Caves Nth Queensland

6.30am start at the Court House Gallery Cairns - for this 'Remote/Rural' Paint out .............Our 1st official Australian Watercolour Muster - Picnic and Paint – lead by Artist and Curator of AWMuster – Wyn Vogel and Artist Richard Chao. Sketching, painting and photography trip to the Quinkan Caves Rock Art to appreciate our Australian Indigenous Artists, their stories and stunning location/scenery gathering inspiration from this journey in time.

  • Inspiration from this trip will form the basis of Artist Richard Chao’s Workshop on Friday Morning – with a portrait painting to be completed over the Weekend by Richard Chao to be Auctioned for the AWMuster chosen Charity.

*** The Bus will pick up early in the morning from Cairns 7am departure from the Court House Gallery and the Ticket for this event includes the return to Cairns transport for the day, entry to the guided tour of the Quinkan Caves and a picnic lunch - catered by Gathar Cairns.

For those not wanting to head to the Caves

10am to 3pm - time to take in the 32 Best in Muster Exhibition and Trade Show.

10am to 3pm - Demonstrations and Paint and Play tables available with the Trade Artists - Court House Gallery Cairns


Friday 8th September 2023

10am to 3pm - time to take in the 32 Best in Muster Exhibition and Trade Show. Demonstrations and Paint and Play tables available with the Trade Artists - Court House Gallery Cairns

10am to 3pm - Demonstrations and Paint and Play tables available with the Trade Artists - Court House Gallery Cairns


Saturday 9th September 2023

10am to 3pm - time to take in the 32 Best in Muster Exhibition and Trade Show. Demonstrations and Paint and Play tables available with the Trade Artists - Court House Gallery Cairns

10am to 2.30pmOur AWMuster - Workshops in and around the CBD of Cairns

  • SATURDAY WORKSHOP 1: The Court House Gallery - Cairns. Tutor Michael Solovyev – Canada – Painting - The Human Figure
  • SATURDAY WORKSHOP 2: The Tanks Arts Centre – Tank 3Yesim Gozukara – The World of Granulation and Colour.
  • SATURDAY WORKSHOP 3: The Tanks Arts Centre – Tank 3 - Tutor - Nicolas Lopez – Peru – The Language of Water
  • SATURDAY afternoon 3pm to 5pm - A ‘Picnic Purse’ - Court House Gallery, Cairns. Artists have the option to join in the fun for a small fee of $AUD10.00 and sketch and paint on the lawns of the Court House Gallery for the afternoon (if the weather is bad, we can move indoors) You will need to bring your 'PAPER' to the Court House Registration Point to have it stamped with 'The AWMUSTER' official stamp before you paint on the Paper - you can do this any time from the 6th September 2023 - after 10am each day.

    The subject is open but needs to be completed in watercolour-based mediums. The monies from the evening collected from the entries are distributed as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes back to the Artists participating on the basis of ‘Peer Judging’ at 5pm in The Court House Gallery - before the Demonstrations begin.

  • SATURDAY evening 5pm to 8pm - 'The Colours of Cairns' Demonstration by 5 Local Cairns Artists from 5pm onwards and at 6pm they will be joined by 4 Daniel Smith Brand Ambassadors with John Cogley - Owner of Daniel Smith Art Materials Live on Zoom discussing the creation of his products and letting you try them out at the Trade Point - Court House Gallery, Cairns.

    Free Entry
    - the Bar will be open,
    you can bring a snack and watch to your hearts content 🌞

Sunday 10th September 2023

10am to 3pm - time to take in the 32 Best in Muster Exhibition and Trade Show. Demonstrations and Paint and Play tables available with the Trade Artists - Court House Gallery Cairns

10am to 2.30pm – Our AWMuster - Workshops in and around the CBD of Cairns


Monday 11th September 2023 – Picnic and Paint – No 2 | Bus Trip to the Tropical Hinterland

  • For those who can stay on after the long weekend, our second ‘Picnic and Paint’ Day lead by Artists - Phillip Edwards with support by Caroline Deeble - to Milla Milla Falls and the Mungalli Creek Dairy is ready to BOOK either via the link above or on our 'EVENTS PAGES'
  • Artist - Phillip Edwards to create a Watercolour Event during this Picnic and Paint Day – at the Milla Milla Falls!

View and Book all Events Now

** Please Note | The Court House Gallery is Closed on a Monday, but the Exhibition will continue Tuesdays to Saturday in the Gallery until the 28th October 2023.


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