Anchors Aweigh Art Studio (A.A.A.S.) facilitates alternative art workshops in graphic, urban and contemporary mediums. A.A.A.S. provides a large, functional and safe warehouse space for participants to experiment and learn in. Our studio is a full functioning artists studio.
A.A.A.S. also provides HSC art mentorship programs, private & group classes, special needs groups, hosts external workshops and offers studio open days where artists can come and work on their own artistic projects, great for artists without a studio.
There is also an urban art supply store onsite stocking the best brands of spray paint, inks, markers and screen printing supplies available.
Mural and graphic design services are also available. Get ion contact to discuss your project.
Please note our hours change due to working on external projects sometimes. It is usually best to text/call ahead if you are making a special trip in – 0412 481 650. Otherwise follow us on Instagram to get our hours of business each week.
General hours of business are:
(We are also open some weekends – best to check Instagram for times)
A.A.A.S. is owned and operated by Trina Collins (Poncho Army).
Trina Collins, who works under the pseudonym Poncho Army, is an artist who isn’t afraid to get some paint under her fingernails. Known for her detailed line work, precision cut stencils and signature splatter paint skies, she has appeared in numerous gallery shows, been a finalist in multiple art prizes and exhibited alongside many leading urban and contemporary artists including Banksy, Kid Zoom, ROA, Beastman, Vexta, Reg Mombassa and Anthony Lister.
In June 2012 ArtsHub named Poncho Army as one of the top ten street artists in Australia, that same year she won a 12 month residency at Wollongong City Gallery. Exploding into the art scene in 2013 with her critically acclaimed series ‘Fight or Flight’ Trina began touring her exhibition, running art workshops, and opened Anchors Aweigh Art Studio. Across 2014/15, Trina won multiple EOI public art projects which included painting murals in places around Australia like Albury, Dubbo, Maryborough, Chester Hill, Berkeley, Shellharbour and Wollongong.
Her work is held in collections around the world including New York, Japan, London, Dubai, Los Angeles, New Zealand and Australia. Poncho Army artwork is displayed in the halls of Stanford University Design School (California, USA) and The National Gallery of Australia archive Poncho Army’s works in the Pandora database, which can be accessed by 5200 Australian libraries.