It’s on again! Thanks to overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended the 2018 Australian Pastel Expo, the Pastel Society of Australia is delighted to announce that Expo is returning to the Sunshine Coast’s Caloundra Exhibition Centre from 9-13 September 2020 – so mark the dates in your diary!
The Australian Pastel Expo is the nation’s only major gathering of pastel artists, teachers, enthusiasts, students, suppliers and people discovering the medium for the first time – held over a few action-packed days of workshops, demonstrations, en plein air paint-outs and fun social activities.In 2020 we are proud to welcome two US guest artists, Gwenneth Barth-White and Rita Kirkman, who along with some of our Australian and New Zealand’s most talented pastel tutors, will be coming to Expo to share their expertise and join in the fun!
The crowd pleasing ‘paint-around’ will again grace the main stage, and we will be treated to an artist’s paradise of favourite materials, new products and enrichment ideas with the return of our very popular Trade Show. The Australian Pastel Expo is a must if you are looking to expand your knowledge, develop your skills and connect with others who work in the medium. In 2020, we want to encourage even more people with a passion for pastels to join in the fun – and we need your help!
Let us know you’d like to be part of Expo 2020 by filling in the form on our website australianpastelexpo and please share this message with your creative friends, students, art societies, bloggers or anyone who may be able to help us get the word out. If you like to would stay in touch all year round by joining the Pastel Society of Australia, or would like to apply to volunteer at the event, please let us know and we will contact you directly. The Australian Pastel Expo 2020 will come around quickly – start making your plans today!More information