Painting pixels with Sam Tupou

Pixelated depication of person in nature

Join artist Sam Tupou to create an abstract artwork using a photographic image of your pets or favourite animal at Redcliffe Art Gallery.

Drawing inspiration from Sam’s artwork featured in the exhibition Like Yesterday, Sam will guide you on how to use a grid to plot out an abstract and pixeled version of the image you bring in paint.

BYO apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Bring a photograph of your pets or favourite animal to work from.

All other materials are provided.

About the artist

Sam Tupou uses personal photographs from his family album as a starting point in his practice.

His artworks respond to his Tongan and Polynesian heritage, including patterns inspired by Pacific Island Tapa cloth design. He also references mathematical geometry and 80’s video game imagery.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Image credit: Samuel Tupou, Water becomes calm (Bingil Bay), 2017, acrylic and serigraph on linen, 240 x 240cm. Photo: Mick Richards. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace.

This event is part of Hot Hot Hot Festival - a summer celebration of arts and culture in Moreton Bay.


  • Tuesday, 10 January 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Redcliffe Art Gallery, 1 Irene Stree, Redcliffe 4020  View map

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