Workshop series at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

"Sofie Dieu’s workshop has been truly inspiring and fun. Wish it was a longer event"

Karen Vernon

Over three Sundays, a series of 3hour workshops have been delivered at the Blue Mountain Cultural Centre, the last one happening this Sunday!


Ink techniques, embellishment, experimentation on various paper types have taken up most of the time, though we still managed to squeeze in some esquisite corpse inspired game (left picture above) and a revisited version of klecksography (picture on the right, above).

This is the 3 hours ink workshop hold at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on the long weekend of Easter.

Surrounded by the best view of the National Park, we explored wet on dry and wet on wet techniques, ways of creating marks, how to apply gold leaf and layer white ink with pen and brush.


I am always fascinated by the different paintings coming out of my workshops. From abstract to mark making or landscape paintings, there's always so many surprises and unexpected results. Believe me when I say that I learn as much as my students do! It is an endless source of discoveries.

Mind our Mangroves

This workshop took place at the Kokoda Education Center, in Canada Bay.

A special thanks to Ju'eta Amir from the City of Canada Bay and to Chichi Braken from Artspark

Ink at Sydney Community College

Michael Terkildsen's work
Lynda Jennings's work
Inge Terkildsen's work

Born in France, Sofie Dieu’s first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, the artist is best known for her fragile, sombre, and sometimes violent ink paintings and textile works.


Poetic and humanist, her practice draws on her journeys to China and Australia. She explores how identity and memory fluctuate according to their immediate environment. Landscapes, people, secrecy, healing, and the dichotomy between light and darkness are some of her recurring themes.


Multi-art prizes and award finalist, her work was included in the Sydney North Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science prize and the Contemporary Art Award amongst others. In 2016, she worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for Sydney Biennale. In 2017, her work will be shown during Vivid and Mental Health Month in Sydney.