22 January 2018


    Join Boyd School Studio's visual artist David Hugh Thomas for a Collage Workshop to farewell the Boyd Temporary Studios. 

    All materials supplied, including David's extensive library of vintage maps, magazines and more.

    All ages and skill levels welcome!

    WHERE: Boyd School Temporary Studios (1970s school building) 207 City Rd, Southbank, Entry via Balston St. VIEW MAP.

    ACCESS: On arrival call 0402 328 088 for access, using door closest to Library.

    WHEN: Saturday March 3, 1pm-5pm 



    Prior to its scheduled demolition, the Boyd School Studios 1970s building offered month-to-month licenses to artists who contractually agreed to vacate the property when needed by Council. The space was refurbished for $30,000 in nine weeks from building application to final inspection. It was operational for 10 years at full capacity and has housed over 80 artists in 23 studios.


    David has had a continuous art practice since graduating from Deakin University in 1982. He has had 16 solo exhibitions,including 4 with William Mora, and most recently,at the St Kilda Town Hall Gallery 'Inklin' (16 years of ink drawing) in 2013.Another solo show was held at the Australian Consulate in New York.

    His work has been exhibited in exhibitions at ACCA, & group shows at Heide, Ian Potter and the Andre Zarre Gallery in New York, as well as many other venues.He has curated exhibitions, including several at the Monash University Museum of Art where he has worked since 1998. David has co-run the annual Falls Creek Artist Camp since 2005.

    "Drawing is at the heart of my practice and I keep copious notebooks, documenting all the fabulous places and events that I have experienced through the years. Then I use these drawings as inspiration to create other more ambitious artwork, in inks… oils and other materials... as needed."


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