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What to Bring
  • Easel - table or standing.

  • Backing board with padding and bulldog clips

  • Dust Collectors. ( a tray for under your backing board to catch dust.

  • Whatever is on your tutor's materials list. These lists will be posted in the details of your chosen workshop.  If you have questions on these please contact your tutor.  

  • If you need to bring an electrical item please make sure it is tagged safe. 

  • Source material. Please ensure your source material is copyright free or use your own images.


You can order and pre-pay your materials from specific suppliers before arriving.  They will be available for you to collect on the first morning. More details on the promo codes required will be available at a time closer to the Expo so pricing can be current.

Contact Stephen on 02 4957 1050 or email and use the Expo Promo code when ordering.


Contact Pam on 07 3348 8180 or and use the Expo Promo code when ordering.

General use items we provide

The following items will be provided for you to use free of charge at the Australian Pastel Expo:

  • Indoor tables and chairs.

  • Floor and table coverings - these will be pre-prepared in each workroom and refreshed as needed.

  • Dust collectors - if you do not bring your own. 

  • A limited number of padded backing boards of various sizes for daily use - these are being loaned by our members, but we will also make some and they can be purchased after EXPO.

  • For those travelling by plane, a limited number of easels. Please email us if you require one.

  • Paper towels and baby wipes (if necessary), fresh water but not containers.

  • Foam trays for your working pastels

  • Gladwrap

  • Spotlights where necessary, extension cords and hairdryers


Trade Show

Don't forget you can buy your pastel supplies from our Trade Show. Bargains galore! 

  • Various papers and boards in all the recommended colours and brands, with many more to browse and stock up on.

  • Visual diaries in several sizes and notebooks  

  • Graphite pencils, sharpeners and craft knives.

    • A ‘lolly shop’ of pastels in sets or some singles, including soft pastels, pastel pencils and hard pastels. All recommended brands will be available and many more to explore!

    • Inks, watercolours, palettes, canvases, palette knives, gesso and primers and fixatives.

    • Aprons.

    • Paint brushes and water containers.

    • Embossing tools

    • Transfer paper - black.

    • Glasseine paper for covering pastel works

    • Pre-cut matt boards

    • Krystal bags for carrying pastel works

    • Tapes, clips, kneadable erasers and soffit products, accessories of all sorts.

    • Plastic gloves and hand creams.

    • Colour wheels

    • Viewfinders

    • Brown wrapping paper, bubble wrap and other packaging items.

    • And much much more..

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