Artist and Tutor Kohl Tyler Dunshea
Kohl is a practicing artist who recently moved to Melbourne from Auckland, New Zealand. She received her BFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Kohl works with a variety of mediums, ranging from interactive living installations comprised of plants, to photography and watercolour paintings. The content of her work often falls within the purview of ecology, globalism and relational aesthetics. Kohl’s installation Offerings was the first place recipient of the 2017 Estuary Art and Ecology Awards held at Auckland’s Malcolm Smith gallery. She also recently collaborated with footwear company Merchant1948 and produced Kohl for Isabella Anselmi, her own line of shoes which showcases exclusive watercolour textile designs. Kohl’s work has been featured in Viva, The Sunday Magazine, Eyecontact, The Kaipara Lifestyler and also fashion Quarterly.
Recent solo exhibition: Purlieus, Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton. Group exhibitions: Estuary Art and Ecology Prize, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland; Art of Giving, Bayleys House, Auckland; Paperhouse, Alberton Heritage Building, Auckland.
Artist Farimah Eshraghi
Farimah graduated in Fine Arts from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna, Italy. She has staged numerous exhibitions in Italy, Ecuador and Australia.
Farimah has participated in national and international art competitions, winning numerous prizes and recognitions. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Melbourne and teaches art at Box Hill Institute, CAE, Swinburne and at many community centres.
Farimah finds inspiration in nature, people, her spiritual beliefs and the art of Renaissance artists such as Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, the Surrealist Artists, the Futurists, Turner and Vasarelli... and many more!
Her areas of expertise include Painting (Oils, Watercolour, Pastel, Acrylics), Drawing, Portraiture, Life Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture.