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Arts Project Australia

Body Love – Life Drawing and Stitching

Join us in the gallery for a life-drawing and textile based workshop responding to our current exhibition exploring the female figure.

Explore the boundaries of textiles through this project-based workshop. Participants will be introduced to the expanded/multi-disciplinary practices of Ema Shin and Lisa Reid as they facilitate conversation and creation.

The session will begin with a life-drawing component with a nude model, and move on to translate these sketches onto fabric. Participants will then stitch and reimagine these bodies through freestyle embroidery to create a fabric figure, embellished and adorned with a variety of materials.

This workshop is open to all skill levels though does require the use of some sharp objects. Please note also that the life drawing model will be nude.

Join us for this unique opportunity to explore new skills and art making in a hands-on capacity. Materials, nibbles and tea provided.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Auslan Interpreted

The Arts Project Australia gallery has accessible toilets in the Perry Street Building. They are located in the northern end of the building. On the upper ground level they are located off the northern side of the service corridor. On L1 and L2 they are located behind blue manual double doors.

Entry 30A Perry Street is wheelchair accessible and offers direct access to the Courtyard, Perry Street Building upper ground and Johnston Street Building upper ground. Lift access is available to visit other buildings and levels.

Getting here


The closest tram stops to Collingwood Yards are:

Route 86 towards Waterfront City/Docklands: Johnston St/Smith St (Stop 19)
Route 86 towards Bundoora: Johnston St/Smith St (Stop 19)


The nearest Bus stop is the corner of Johnston St and Smith St on Routes 200, 207 and Night Bus Route 966.

The corner of Johnston St and Smith St is approximately a 300 meter, 5 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards.


The closest train stop is Victoria Park on the Hurstbridge and Mernda lines.

Victoria Park Station is approximately a 700 metre, 10 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards. Victoria Park Station is elevated and access to the platforms is either via a ramp or lift.


Collingwood Yards offers a single accessible parking bay, located in the entryway via 35C Johnston Street vehicle entrance. Limited parking is available in the surrounding area.