3D design training for curators

This workshop is designed to equip participants with the skills to visualise and plan exhibitions using SketchUp.

Participants will learn its creative potential, how to visualise installations remotely, create virtual walkthroughs, and reimagine gallery spaces. Additionally SketchUp can be used to create exhibition proposals or in constructing designs for plinths and dividers or as a digitised conceptual development tool.


  1. To equip curators with the skills to visualise and plan future exhibitions using simple 3D modeling technology. Using these techniques curators can create high-quality renders, imagine curatorial possibilities and make the most of exhibition spaces.
  2. To assist with artists relationships and consultancy, especially for those working remotely. Artists and curators can develop projects from any location prior to installation.


  • images of 2D artworks and the works dimensions. Should be under 2mb.
  • For this class participants can download the free version of SketchUp Make 2017 at
  • (Requires:(64-bit) Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10)
  • Alternatively, there is an online version at: https://app.sketchup.com/app?hl=en

About the tutor
Aimee Gardyne is a practicing artist and educator living and working on Gadigal land. She holds a Masters of Fine Art from the National Art School in Drawing where she is a Sessional Lecturer. She worked as a freelance production designer from 2010-2017 during which she used Sketchup extensively to design and execute sets. She has been included in group shows such as “Get Amongst It” at Gaffa Gallery in 2017, “Negligee” at Stairwell Gallery in 2019 and “I Came To See”
in Barangaroo in 2021. She won the William Fletcher Foundation Grant in 2016 and was a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize in 2021. She was selected for the Seed initiative with Orange Regional Gallery in 2021 where she will have her first solo show in March 2022.


Fees are as follows. On the basis that the classes will have a maximum of 5 participants.

Two hour: $100 pp
Covers the controls and shortcuts for using the program, participants will make a simple gallery
space and put several 2D works on the walls in a traditional hang. We will look at ‘styles’ and how
to change the look of the model and its environment. From this users will be able to make still
images of their model and go on to turn a floorplan into a 3D model.

Half day workshop: $175 pp
In addition to the above participants will learn animation and make a short video that travels through the space as a digital walk through. We will introduce making 3D objects and the ‘warehouse’ from which users can download pre-made objects into their space.

Two half day workshops: $250 pp
Participants will be guided in the second half day to make a working model of their chosen gallery space and prepare an exhibition plan for a show they intend to execute. They will will be introduced to textures and more complex modeling techniques, natural lighting and specific solutions

To register your interest please contact

Email: aimeegardyne@hotmail.com
Phone: 0450 005 847

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