Art Classes Dubbo

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Art Club is calling for learners both junior and teens for a 10 week program on COLOUR.

10 weeks, Mondays after school, all materials supplied. Starts 4th Feb.

Learners take home a folio and ready-to-hang painting at the end of the program.

More regular updates on FaceBook- ArtClubDub

Jack Randell  Przewalski's Horse  2011 acrylic on board 40x60cm

Jack Randell Przewalski's Horse 2011 acrylic on board 40x60cm

We are also responding to interest in short adult classes, evening or weekends in various media including acrylics, watercolours and Photoshop. Small groups only.

Use the contact button below for more details, or FaceBook- ArtClubDub

Art Club Summer- Mural - Booking places now!

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Animalia Mural


14-17 January 2019

4 sessions- normally $149. Summer Art Club special $119pp

  • Junior 7-12yrs Morning session 10.30-12.30 

  • Teens 13yrs and over Afternoon session 2.00-4.00

Theme: A surprised Kangaroo surrounded by beautiful exotic animals- a blend of Graeme Base and Reg Mombasa in the pop style of FishdogJack.



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New work being launched at Mark Nugent Coachbuilder, 52 Cobra St. Dubbo.

Friday 23 Nov. One night only 8-9.30pm. Free entry, BYO.

Exhibiting a new 22minute video projection titled “X” on the massive white workshop wall. This work features sound from alt/techno outfit Eraser- with audio system from SOMAD Inc.-

Also showing 10 new paintings from a series on celebration, also titled “X”.

Restricted entry- limited numbers- password at door “MY X”.

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Art Club Term 3

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Age: 7-12 yrs       Time: 3.45-4.45pm Mondays during term 3

Cost: $145 total- 8 weekly sessions including all materials (limited to 10 places)

Program this term: Shadow and Tone

Location: Central West Leadership Academy (Community Arts Centre, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo)

Contact: Jack on 0418 605 041, or through the contacts tab on this site

All materials and equipment are supplied at Art Club, with the learner developing a portfolio of paintings and drawings. Each learner will take home a framed and ready to hang painting at the end of term.

Using studio based methods our after school workshops are designed to improve creative outcomes for the junior learner.

Limited to 10 places, our small group studio environment will develop confidence through painting and drawing with simple graphic techniques.

Jack Randell ‘ The Travellers ’ Public Mural Trangie NSW.  Acrylic on aluminium  240x3 60 cm 2018    

Jack Randell ‘The Travellers’ Public Mural Trangie NSW. Acrylic on aluminium 240x360cm 2018


Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Awards

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'Bodangora Contour' was selected for the 2018 Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Awards.

This series evolved from video animation techniques I developed for work selected for screening in 2017 for Cementa17 and the One Eyed Film Festival. I take a coloured still, run a Photoshop script, resulting in a coloured contour drawing. For these drawings I have the file printed on archival paper, then over-work with other media by hand.

The smaller versions of these are available for purchase from $69 framed in the merch cabinets at Western Plains Cultural Centre. The larger works are available directly from the Fishdog studio.

'Bodangora Contour'   mixed media on Hahnemühle photo rag. 24x38cm. 2018

'Bodangora Contour' mixed media on Hahnemühle photo rag. 24x38cm. 2018

Art Club at the Central West Leadership Academy

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Age: 7-12 yrs    Time: 3.45-4.45pm Mondays during term
Cost: $130 total- 7 week term including materials (10 places only) 
Program: Term 2- This term we focus on Character in Line 

Studio Learning 
Using studio based methods  our after school workshops are  designed to improve creative  outcomes for the junior learner. 
Limited to 10 places, our small  group studio environment will  develop confidence through  painting and drawing with  simple graphic techniques.  
Tuition payment is in full at the  beginning of term. 

All materials and equipment are supplied iat Art Club, with the learner developing a portfolio of paintings  and drawings. Each learner will take home a framed and ready to hang painting at the end of term. 

Registration details by the contact page in this web, or [email protected]

'Bonsai'  ink and graphite on paper. 20x13cm. 2018

'Bonsai' ink and graphite on paper. 20x13cm. 2018

Mal Morris -Carving

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Charles Sturt University (CSU) approached me to consult on their new exhibition space in the refurbed main building at the Dubbo campus. We discussed some call-out strategies and exhibition documents. Bart Sykes from the Dubbo campus wanted me to exhibit first up, but I wasn't able to accomodate his dates. I suggested Mal Morris who I new was working on some cultural material we had developed in community workshops called "Carved-Up".

So we had some meeting, calls and discussions and Mal has developed this splendid body of work. It marks a maturation of Mal's investigations into cultural carving, and is a fantastic first exhibition for the new CSU community exhibition space.

Where:         CSU- 8 Tony McGrane Place Dubbo

When:           Opening reception 2pm Saturday 1st July

View:             26th June – 25th August 2017

Mal Morris with his new body of work. Photo jack Randell

Ambient video

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A new process developed at my 2016 Kandos Projects residency for Cementa17. This is ambient rather than narrative video- the last work for screen was a 57 minute loop- not meant to be seen from beginning to end, but dropped in on, and taken away as an after image, or an after-affect. The new stuff is shot in the round, from which stills are extracted every second frame. The stills bundle is script-processed and re-introduced as animation. The exciting thing about this treatment is that it expands to painting and drawing as well, so that the subject matter is explored from multiple material perspectives, before, during and after the video shoot. 

This painting is associated with the Cementa17 video  Must Go to Kandos

Ponto from Bridge- Furtive Portrait 2017 acrylic, conte, ink on paper on board. 17.5x29cm

Pen to Power

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FishdogJack has curated an exhibition about health recovery processes based on the principles of mind mapping. 30 January - 24 April. Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Jack is also creating a new video/painting titled "Normal is a cycle on a washing machine" for this exhibition, with the assistance of videographer Peter Aland.

I am deeply grateful to the team I work with including Toni Grant, Tim Manning, Tim Carr, Karen Romalis and Karen Hagen. The project could not have happened without the support of the Rotary Club of South Dubbo, NEAMI National and Western Plains Cultural Centre.

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Farting Cockatoos

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A new public artwork will be launched on a prime Dubbo City street-scape in August, 2015.

As you approach the mural, a hidden motion-detecting device will activate a raucous soundscape at certain points along the 45-metre façade. 

The 45 metre long creation will energise the street front on the building site adjacent the Milestone at 199 Macquarie Street, Dubbo.


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Bruegel meets Mondrian, in a new FishdogJack collaboration.

As a framework for visual dialogue on the folly and faculty of collaboration, Jack will be seeking participants in re-imaging Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “The Tower of Babel”, (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam).

A synopsis is available by email through the Fishdog contact page.

Selected participants request a ‘tile’ by number from the grid image on the Fishdog collaborations page.

Method: A sepia line drawing is presented as a gridded map. From the map one portion of the grid is offered to participants for re-imaging.

Selected ‘tiles’ may be rendered in collage, wash, pencil, digital or Mondrian’s palette - all media are possible. On return the 'tiles' are re-composited, photographed and returned to the participant as a high resolution file for their own use, or re-use.

Each ‘tile’ is re-positioned to its place on the map and published on Fishdog as the portions are completed.

Participation in Jack Randell’s collaborative artwork is free, and is invited under the Share Alike terms of Creative Commons- CC by SA 4.0–

Mark Nugent Coachbuilder

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Short doco directed by FishdogJack for ABC Open.

Mark is a friend whose conversation I enjoy on a range of topics from physics to music. We are usually looking for underlying cultural and intellectual trends in the subjects we discuss.

I share his sensibilities to material and method and the pragmatic application of ideas in the real world.

Muchas gracias to Mark Nugent, Peter Aland- editor, Belinda Soole- video and stills and Wez Thompson- soundscape.