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Drawing the Wonderful World of Birds.

Birds are a constant companion to lots of us. Many have unique encounters or special relationships with them. It’s a rewarding experience to watch and listen to their beauty, behaviour and bird song as they fly about, foraging for food, nest building or calling for a mate.

The Wonderful World of Birds Workshop will teach you how to capture the awe-inspiring beauty and many expressive qualities of birds we are blessed to encounter in our daily lives. For two days the central theme throughout the workshop will be to help you understand and learn techniques to draw and paint avian qualities that intrigue and inspire you.

Learn in a fun, covid safe environment, easy to follow drawing approaches designed to strengthen your observation skills and develop individual expression. Demonstrations will guide students through a combination of mixed media techniques, planned to promote the creation of unique artworks about the bird’s participants admire and love.

Join in this enjoyable, exciting workshop if you want to learn how to draw birds or enhance your existing knowledge and talent.

Lessons and techniques cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

WHEN: 9.30am-4.00pm, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd May 2021

WHERE: Rosby Mud Hut, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee MUDGEE

COST: $265 per student. Includes complimentary lunch with Rosby Wine

 

For more information and bookings click here.

Last Sunday of the Month Drawing Workshops from 10am – 4pm 2021 at Art Est Art School in Leichhardt, New South Wales.

A series of monthly workshops to help you understand and learn exciting, expressive drawing skills. Each workshop will focus on a particular area of drawing and artmaking, which will expand your mind, creative knowledge and talent to all the wonderful things drawing can be! Monthly subjects are selected to support individual artistic development and focus on evolving a solid skill base. This course is designed for people who want to learn how to draw and for those that want to dedicate themselves to an ongoing creative exploration of drawing. These one-day workshops are held in a concentrated drawing and painting environment, designed to activate and expand on your passion to draw and create.

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Sound Drawings

An innovative dialogue between the creative disciplines of sound and drawing.

Jody Graham & Mark Cauvin Sound Drawing Instruments.

 Jody Graham and Mark Cauvin perform a duet responding to each other’s creative practice. Mark is an improvisor and composer who will be playing the double bass and Jody is a multidisciplinary artist who will be drawing. Sound Drawing is an inspired performance that generates a unique evocative language of its own. This manifests in a rhetoric of sound and marks that explores the possibilities of performance practice between a musician and a visual artist.
Venue – BigCi – Bilpin 
Dates/times/duration
Saturday 30th January 2021 – 7.30pm – 45minutes
Sunday 31ST January 2021 – 2pm – 45minutes

I am very pleased to be a finalist in the 66th Blake Prize with my artwork – Trashed

Since 1951, The Blake Prize has engaged artists, nationally and internationally, with ideas of spirituality and religion. The prize takes its name from William Blake, the world-famous 18th Century artist, and poet who threaded the religious and artistic throughout his practice. Building on this history, The 66th Blake Prize continues to encourage contemporary artists of varied styles and religious and spiritual allegiances to create significant works of art, which engage in conversations and negotiations concerning spirituality, religion and/or belief.
Exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – 13 February – 11th April 2021.
For more information click here.
I very pleased to announce I have been awarded a four-week residency at The Old School Mt Wilson to develop my WILDfire project.
During my residency I will be connecting with people from Mt Wilson, Mt Irvine, Mt Tomah, Bilpin, Berambing, Kurrajong Heights, Blackheath, Mt Victoria, Bell and surrounding communities to help me create a faithful collection of artworks which speak of the multi layers of how wildfire touches individuals, the community and the environment.
My purpose is to conserve valuable stories and contribute creatively to the Australian bushfire history.
For more information please contact me via the contacts page on this website or click here to visit Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine website
Selected images connected to WILDfire theme.

Somewhere to Land – Artwork drawn with burnt wood from Australian bushfires in December 2019 and January 2020.
Charcoal on paper
Artwork size – 27 x 35cm
July 2020

Trashed (detail) is created from cans, plastic and glass bottles thrown out on the side of The Bells Line of Road in a 30-kilometer distance from Mt Tomah a to Browns Swamp at Lithgow. NSW
Trashed – approximately 1000 objects with dimensions.

Battered – ink, charcoal, tree sap, twine on paper. 
21 x 32cm
Artwork made to reflect damage caused from Climate Change and a desire to restore and rescue the burnt environment.

Wrens of Browns Swamp – Acrylic, ink, charcoal, twine, tree sap on paper.
Four weeks after the December 2019 fires went through the Blue Mountains NSW Australia, I visited Browns Swamp, located outside of Lithgow. The swamp was encased by severely burnt landscape with tiny glimmers of bird life.

Sydney Dental Hospital

 1 day drawing workshop, 10am – 4pm, Sunday 29th November 2020

Art Est Art School & Gallery – Leichhardt, NSW

 

This is a fun and inspiring drawing workshop that will push you into new directions and expand your drawing and mark making skills. The class starts with a series of structured exercises to encourage new techniques to draw. Projects explore the power and subtleties that can be achieved in mark making. Drawing methods and ideas taught throughout the class will increase your knowledge about line, tone, composition and what to look for when developing your creative voice.
Workshop is suitable to all levels of experience.

 

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Two works finalists in the 11th Greenway Art Prize 2020

I spend a lot of time walking and looking at birds along the Greenway corridor in the Inner West, Sydney.

Sometimes, I am fortunate enough to see an Australian Golden Whistler or Superb Fairy Wrens.

These two works are a response to urbanisation removing a lot of natural habitat for native plants and animals. Small birds like the Australain Golden Whistler and Superb Fairy Wren, are dependent on ground and shrub cover to provide shelter, food and a breeding ground. The Greenway is an important ecological corridor which helps protect the local population of birdlife. Without these green spaces, looking at images of birdlife might be all we have left.

  

11th Greenway Art Prize 2020 – exhibition dates 6 – 15th November 2020 at Art Est Art School and Gallery.

4/67-69 Lords Road  Leichhardt 2040 Email: art@artest.com.au  Phone: 02 95641519

For more information about Greenway Art Prize click here