2018 Weekend Scratchboard Workshops

Check out one of the links below for a workshop nearest to you

17-18 February - Canberra


10-11 March - Brisbane


3-4 November - Bicheno, Tasmania

For more information email Patricia onfayeyoung11@hotmail.com

Advance Notice

2019 - 5 day workshop in Grafton NSW



2017 Weekend Workshop - Art of Scratchboard

25-26 March    Cost $370

Pay before 25 Feb. & the Kit for the weekend is supplied

For more information and reserve a place visit



ISSA 2017 exhibition in South Australia

Stump Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale Visitors Centre
McLaren Vale, South Australia

For artists and friends who are coming from various corners of the globe, the hotel being used is The Adelaide Inn.  Members can contact our Exhibition Director, Patrick Hedges, for more information on booking rooms.   (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Exhibition:  February 10th - March 16th
Opening Reception, Friday, February 10th, 2017 (6:00-8:00 pm)
Speeches and awards at the opening.

Those that are entering the Exhibition in Australia are urged to read the information provided here about postal rates and customs.

To register for the Exhibition, obtain the Prospectus, etc., view the link below.

Workshops will be held over a two-day period.

ISSA Members - $30.00 USD per day
Non-ISSA Members - $50.00 USD per day

You can sign up now to reserve your spot.

I will be doing a demonstration and speaking on the topic "How to create drama" on day 2 of the workshop.


Scratchboard across Australia

Had the pleasure of being at the launch of Ampersand products in Brisbane 13th July 2017. The launch was in the form of a workshop/briefing on the range of Ampersand products. There are a range of boards that cover all mediums. Dana from Ampersand USA and Canson were presenters at the launch. 33 displays of the whole range of there products will be in selected stores across Australia this month. Canson has sold out and a new order is in the pipeline. Now is the time to educate your local art suppliers to get in the materials you need. Scratchboard sizes range from 5x7 to 16x20. If you want larger boards you can ask your art supplier to order them in from Canson. At present the sizes are limited until Canson hears from the artists what they want. This is great for Australian Scratchboarders in particular, at last we won't have to order our boards from the USA. SPREAD THE NEWS


In the Spotlight wins Silver

Rikki Fisher has won a spot in the top 3, 4 years running, in the Annual International Society of Scratchboard Exhibition. This year (2016) the exhibition was held in Arizona USA, Rikki won Silver in the Masters category for her artwork titled 'In the Spotlight'. 


Wild Moments by Rikki Fisher

The latest work from Australia's multi-award winning Master of Scratchboard at The Channon Gallery, 52 Terania St., The Channon NSW.

The opening is on Sunday 11th October, 3pm. The exhibition runs until 8 November 2015


Scratchboard workshop in Kingscliffe Northern NSW

Sunday 18th October, 10.30 - 3.30pm @ Artable. For more information contact artable.com.au/workshops


3 International Awards in 3 Years Running

Rikki Fisher has been an award winner 3 years running in the International Society of Scratchboard Artists Annual art competition. Her first entry in 2013 as a new member won Gold in the Open category this was an especially sweet victory as it was only her fourth attempt at scratchboard, the exhibition was held in Vancouver, Canada.

In 2014 upon meeting ISSA's strict guidelines Rikki succeeded to be accredited as a "Master" scratchboard artist (MSA). In the same year she entered the "Master" category and won Bronze.

Now in 2015 at the 4th Annual ISSA exhibition held in Maryland, USA, she won Bronze for her piece called "Dark Intent".


Introduction to Scratchboard Workshop in Melbourne

2nd May, 2015

10 - 2.30 @ Showroom 4, 266 Bolton St, Eltham. 


For more information contact Janet 0434123908 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or Rikki Fisher @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Scratchboard workshop/Open Studio

Feb. 28-1 March 2015


Rikki will be holding a scratchboard workshop and opening her studio over a weekend. Saturday is tailored for beginners - a structured workshop to be held at Blue Knob Hall Gallery, Lillian Rock NSW and Open Studio on Sunday at her studio in Nimbin for a time of observing Rikki at work on her latest scratchboard. Learn tips and hints to improve your scratchboard practice. 

For more information contact Rikki on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 0410340512


New Art Mag features Scratchboard

Rikki's scratchboard artwork will be featured in the 3rd edition of Creative Artist Magazine in the month of January 2015.


Scratchboard workshops (Oct. 2014, Jan. 2015)

I will be holding 2 scratchboard workshops later this year, the first will be held in Canberra on 25th October 2014, this is a one day workshop suitable for beginners.

More details can be found on this link waba.net.au/the-art-of-scratchboard

The 2nd workshop is in Towoomba QLD this is a 10 day intensive (7-17 Jan 2015) Check out the link for more details.


Hope to see you there. Rikki


Australian "Master artist" wins Bronze in International Competition


Rikki Fisher back from the USA after exhibiting at the 3rd Annual International Scratchboard Exhibition, held in North Carolina. After attaining the level of "Master Scratchboard Artist" earlier this year Rikki entered her work in the "Master category" and came away with the Bronze Award for her work titled "Out of the Darkness".

Rikki was one of 3 judges asked to jury this years "Open category", "a huge privilege", she said, "there were 71 entries this year and it was a tough call to wittle down to 3 major prize winners.

A weekend workshop was held as part of the exhibition and Rikki was invited to be one of the teachers. Rikki shared her technique of scratching using a fibreglass brush and airbrush.


3rd Annual International Scratchboard Exhibition, 2014

Rikki Fisher will be flying to the USA to be part of the 3rd Annual International Scratchboard Exhibition, to be held in North Carolina from 27th June-18th August.

In 2013 Rikki won the Gold Award, Best in Show in the Open Category. After attaining the qualification as a Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA) earlier this year, one of only 4 in Australia, she will be exhibiting in the Master's category.

A 2 day workshop will be held during the exhibition and Rikki will demonstrate her scratchboard technique combining fibreglass brush with airbrushing.

For more information about the exhibition and workshop, follow the link www.scratchboardsociety.com


Master Scratchboard Artist

The International Scratchboard Society of Artists (ISSA) based in USA has recognised 5 new Master Scratchboard Artists (MSA) in 2014. There are only 15 recognised Masters worldwide.

Wildlife artist Rikki Fisher has demonstrated her level of excellence by winning international acclaim in Vancouver, Canada in 2013 and again in Melbourne, Australia. Rikki is delighted to affix the highly valued acronym MSA to her name.

Rikki had to meet a number of criteria to attain her Master status, including having a National and International art history, solo exhibitions and gallery representation, attaining the highest skill levels in the medium, teaching at workshops, publication in a recognised industry magazine and other activities that showed dedication to promoting the medium.


Discover Wildlife Art & Science Symposium 

to be held in Canberra 14-18th May 2014

As well as exhibiting in this exhibition, Rikki will demonstrate her scratchboard skills in a ”Meet the Makers Session” on Saturday 17th May. The demonstration will be given in the gallery of the CSIRO Discovery Centre between 12.30-2.00pm.

Rikki specialises in wildlife art and has excelled in producing work of the highest levels of Scratchboard Art, as well as working diligently to promote the medium to the public eye. As an internationally recognised Master Scratchboard Artist, Rikki conducts Scratchboard workshops and also teaches adult drawing classes for ‘Absolute Beginners’.

Full details of the Exhibition and program are at www.csiro.au/wildlife2014