Ink workshops & classes


Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the workshop today. You were so very generous with your expertise, your work is lovely and it makes such a difference when there is the personal inspiration. 

Lindsay Sutherlanbd

Malvern ink workshop

Thanks Sofie, we all had a great time & were very impressed by your professional delivery of the workshop. I know some artists were intending to do more ink painting after today, including me.

Glenda Taylor

Baudin Beach Gallery, Kangaroo Island

After taking calligraphy class, I decided to learn more about ink paintings and Sofie Dieu's black and white abstract ink painting class was a perfect place to start. I really like how action packed the class was and how we went though various techniques and learned a lot of ways of using ink and textures. Using ink seems to combine deliberate and unplanned development of your ideas on paper. I also really liked adding gold leaf to our abstract paintings. Sofie is very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. Highly recommend her classes to everyone. 

Yegana Jefarova

Sydney, NSW

Thank you again for a lovely “door opening” experience with the ink workshop today. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Barbara Wass

Blue Mountains, NSW

Thank you for such a beautiful video of the workshop! And for your generosity of spirit, in sharing techniques so freely. I look forward to doing more of your workshops in the future, and to seeing more of your soulful ink paintings. 

Lisa Seckold

Blue Mountains, NSW

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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.