Art Pathways Tutors


Our Art Pathways tutors are all practicing artist and experienced teachers.


Ana Radovcich: Ana is the coordinator of the Art Pathways course at Castlemaine Community House and has been tutoring for the program since 2010. Specialising in drawing, Ana also works across mediums into sculpture, painting and object-based work.

“In my art practice I move between drawing, painting, installation and object-based work. My artwork is focused on the subject of desire – its inherent conflict, and its connection to consciousness. The discoveries and revelations that arise from my exploration of materials, mediums, and concepts feed back into the most enjoyable element of my practice–drawing.  I have been teaching drawing since 2009, employing both traditional and experimental techniques, I delight in sharing with others, its endless possibilities, challenges and rewards.”


  • Master of Fine Art with high distinction, RMIT, Melbourne, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Fine Art – majoring in Painting, Curtin University, Perth, 1998.
  • Diploma in Metal Technology and Design –Jewellery, Carine TAFE, Perth, 1994.


Tobias Richardson: Toby has been a practicing artist since 1987. First studying at East Sydney Tech he later gained a BVA from San Francisco Art Institute, California and in 2012 completed a Masters in Sculpture at Charles Darwin University NT. Tobias lived in the Northern Territory from 1997-2011, teaching in remote Indigenous communities, Charles Darwin University and the NT Museum while maintaining his practice nationally and abroad. In 2011 he moved to the Blue Mountains NSW and in 2016 relocated to Castlemaine Victoria and works at Lot19 and Castlemaine Community House.

Recent Exhibitions include: Alternative Destinations: Newstead Arts Hub, Castlemaine State Festival, VIC 2017; Stayed Home: Raft Artspace South, Hobart TAS 2016; National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize – remix. post. connect. University Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane QLD 2013.

Artist-in Residence include: Fremantle Arts Centre,  WA 2017; Artback NT, Alice Springs NT 2016; WAAW Artists’ Residence Centre for Art and Design, Saint Louis, Senegal 2015; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris France 2010; Asialink: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007.


Zoe Amor: Arranging, modelling, casting, drawing, painting & printing – Zoe Amor creates work drawing on a deep appreciation for the natural world, cultural diversity and the architecture of dreams. Combining an artistic ethos with research in sociology, art and ecology, she is deeply interested in the way we respond to cultural and environmental change over time with different forms of cultural expression.

Zoe has worked extensively in & facilitated many national & international arts & cultural events as an artist, director, curator, consultant, writer, project manager, drawing lecturer, teacher & public arts facilitator. She was granted the Artists in Schools Residency by the Australia Council; has curated numerous exhibitions & was the Coordinator of the first Visual Arts Biennial for the Castlemaine State Festival. Zoe Amor’s work is exhibited widely in solo & group exhibitions & her work is commissioned & held in public & private collections in Australia & overseas.


Gabrielle Martin: Gabrielle studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 1993 with a BA and a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art.  Since then, she has held five solo exhibitions and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, the Len Fox Painting Award, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Salon des Refuses and Metro 5 Award.  In 2017, she won the St Johns Southgate  Art Prize. Her paintings are represented in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the State Library of Victoria and Deakin University.

Portraiture forms the core of Martin’s art practice. Her subjects include family, friends, fellow artists, and people who inspire her such as author and philosopher Raimond Gaita, poet and philosopher Kevin Hart, author Gerald Murnane, and singers Vika and Linda Bull. Her work has also explored the close bond that can exist between people and their animals.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art [Painting], Victorian College of the Arts.
  • Graduate Diploma in Fine Art [Painting], Victorian College of the Arts.


Helen Seligman: Printmaker Helen Seligman has taken a traditionally two-dimensional mediun into the realm of sculpture and installation.  Cotton paper is moulded or folded into three dimensional forms.   She has a Masters degree in Visual Art (Printmaking) from Latrobe University and is represented by Marlene Antico Fine Arts in Sydney and (until recently) Art Galleries Schubert in Queensland.

“Art at its best is made in the god-blessed present moment (that place where children play) and yet it has the potential to be fed by everything that has gone before. My studio work is informed by both outer and inner landscapes. Making it is a process of integrating past with present… of making what is invisible, visible. These works reflect a deep affection for the landscape in which I live, a landscape made richer by its man-made objects in their various states of decay. Does the muse take shelter in the chook shed? And what were those wings hovering over the water tank at dusk?”