Tiny Worlds

Vista detritus of Mars (detail) by Tom Buckland

Tiny Worlds

With Tom Buckland

10am-12:30pm Sundays

31 July – 14 August 2022

$205 per person

Includes all materials.

Miniature art may be small in size, but it often leaves a big impression. Throughout the ages, artists have adopted the diorama as a way to create miniature, three-dimensional scenes from wood, paper, and other everyday objects. Dioramas are often used as educational displays in museums, but there are many contemporary artists who create dioramas as a way to capture particular places, concepts, and ideas. In this three-week workshop, you will learn how to create your own three-dimensional miniature diorama using found objects and recycled materials. 

All materials will be provided, but participants are invited to bring in their own found objects or small treasures to personalise their dioramas.

Workshop Content

Week 1
An introduction to making miniatures, the tools of the trade and getting started.

Week 2
Continuing with our project and exploring various techniques.

Week 3
Tips, tricks, painting and finishing.


About Tom Buckland

Tom Buckland is an Australian visual artist who deals in a correspondence of imaginary worlds. With sculpture, performance, and video he creates work heavily influenced by his own fascination with science fiction and fantasy, topped off with a refined joyful absurdism. He enjoys playing with audience interaction, taking much enjoyment in transporting his audience to other worlds across space and time. Tom graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2015. His work is held in numerous public and private collections and is featured in numerous exhibitions internationally and across Australia.

Website: www.tombuckland.net

Instagram: @thetombuck

Facebook: @tombuckart

More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.