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Abstraction & Site-Specific Installation with Julia Gorman

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Photo: Andrius Lipsys

In this workshop, participants will create their own colourful abstract artworks for exhibition in G1 using a mixture of art supplies and everyday materials.

Participants will practice DIY methods of painting, cutting, collage and craft techniques under the guidance of contemporary artist Julia Gorman. Participants will learn about painters and sculptors who use similar methods to create large-scale, abstract and site-specific work.

Artworks created during the workshop will be displayed in G1 and will feature prominently in the upcoming Abstraction + Non-Objective Painting exhibition at Kingston Arts Centre, featuring the works of Monash Art Design and Architecture students.

All participants will be invited to attend the exhibition launch on Tuesday 25 September, 6-8pm in G1 + G2.

  • Bring your favourite sketchbook and camera phone. All other materials supplied.
  • Suitable for artists of all skill levels and also for those with no prior experience
  • Suitable for adults and secondary school students aged 14+ (younger children are suited to the school holiday session)
  • Bookings essential, limited to 20 participants per session

Access

Wheelchair accessible venue. Please get in touch if you have specific concerns or requirements - (03) 9556 4462 or michelle.james@kingston.vic.gov.au

About the artist

Julia Gorman has exhibited widely internationally and throughout Australia, showing at major institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, The National Gallery of Victoria, Geelong Gallery, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Heide Museum of Modern Art. 

In 2016, she created 'The Forties’, the inaugural Inside/Out Commission for the MCA; she followed this by being commissioned as the MCA artist for Vivid Sydney last year. She is represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery.

 

Date

Workshop: Saturday 1 September, 10am - 2pm (with lunch break)

Venue

G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Parkdale

Duration

4 hours (Including break for lunch)

Cost

FULL $40 | CONC $30

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Tea and Coffee provided, please BYO own lunch