Thursday 29 March, 17 May, 10.30-12.30pm.
A art exchange group for artists working in all media that meets bi-monthly. Join with other practicing artists to engage in discussing work practices, guided critique sessions and mentoring from peers in a supportive environment. Contribute to discussions about the conceptual basis of work practices, experimental concepts and methodologies along with sharing upcoming opportunities for artists.
If you have work in progress or completed work that you would like to invite peoples supportive feedback please bring work along that you would like to share. If you have no work to bring along this meeting just join in the feedback and enjoy the lively art conversation.
If this sounds like you the next CREATE-ART-EXCHANGE meeting will be held Thursday 15 February, 10.30-12.30pm, guided by Therese Kenyon and artist, writer and poet Caroline Hayward.
Refreshments will be available (gold coin donation), and for those that would like to stay, the meeting will be followed by a byo picnic lunch.
Shona Wilson MASTERCLASS:
Re-Membering: A Personal Talisman
Announcing a Masterclass in July with distinguished artist Shona Wilson. This will be a 2 day masterclass ( bookending a 28 day moon cycle) creating a talisman or personal spirit object with natural and found materials. The workshop will be held Sunday 1 July 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday 29 July 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Participants will create a surprising and beautiful object that is more than an artwork but one that contains special meaning and power for them. The work can be hung on the wall or ceiling without a frame.
Day one of the workshop focuses on developing ideas and advancing skills and techniques with materials followed by planning, drawing and beginning making. Day two is finishing and resolving the creations along with sharing the meaning and narratives embedded in the works. The period in betwixt is for participants to further work on their creation and its symbolism.
Shona Wilson is a contemporary sculptor who has engaged with natural found material to create both intricate and awe inspiring assemblages and sculptures for over 20 yrs. She exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney Australia. They write “The artist perceives nature’s materials to be repositories of information, stories and knowledge: 'for me, these materials have become a set of keys, unlocking doors to science, history, memory, imagination and spirit.'