About Turiya

Turiya Bruce has been practicing art for over 40 years. She is well known for public art installations of mosaics and murals in the Byron Shire, Lismore and Tweed shires. Turiya has also exhibited in numerous local group and solo shows.

Turiya has been trained and self-trained in different art media including mixed media. One of her loves is Monotyping. Turiya spent many fun years creating monotypes with pieces of thick glass, oil printing ink and a trusty brayer. She then discovered Gelli plates – the latest innovation in monotyping from the U.S. These plates, combined with Open from Golden Paints, has sent her straight to creative heaven! Last seen with a halo and harp………… Turiya is also a Golden Artist Educator with Golden Artist Paints from New York, USA.

The Workshop

Our workshop will be held in the Pavilion Room at Villa Rustica.
Address: 422 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet (5 minutes from Newrybar and 20 minutes west of Byron Bay).
The workshop is designed to be leisurely and experimental.
No previous experience required.


Saturday 1st April

9.30am arrival for 10.00am start.
Introduction – followed by a leisurely stroll around the gardens to select botanical specimens.
Experimenting with limited colour palettes and gelli plates.
Lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided. Finish at 4.00pm.


Sunday 2nd April

10.00am start.
Experimenting with a variety of impressionables.
Laying out our work and selecting areas to collage.
Assembling and adhering our pieces onto various substrates.
Lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided. Finish at 4.00pm.


What to bring

All paint and materials will be supplied, but you may wish to bring special paper such as tissue or handmade paper. (A single tone works best)
A ruler, cutting matt, and cutting knife. (Turiya will bring her supplies but please bring your own if you have these).
You should come away with:
2 or 3 completed works and a number of printed works that you can collage later. Alternatively, you may love these pieces so much you may want to frame them!

Bookings & Accommodation

For workshop bookings, call Turiya: 0417 641046. Some accommodation is available at Villa Rustica. For accommodation: call Jane: 0434 640089