Over time various artists and cartoonists have used methods of ‘autistic’ perception as ways of exploring the boundaries between image and text. Alt comics in particular, as a medium have embraced the autistic nature of cartooning by dissolving the boundaries between words and pictures, expanding the possibilities of sequential narrative and the ways this can be read and experienced.
Presented by Arts Project Australia in conjunction with Māpura Studios, this workshop will allow participants to experience some of the techniques and methods developed over the eight years of the TV COMPETITION : FUTURE FUTURE FUTURE cartooning groups existence, that explore the inherently autistic nature of the comic medium.
Participants can explore a variety of cartooning formats and contexts in an open studio setting and be introduced to comics that explore other ways of making, with introductory exercises and prompts for attendees if required.
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ABOUT THE HOST
Tim Danko has been producing comics and exhibiting for over 30 years in Melbourne and Auckland. Their work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, France, and Canada and their comics have been acquired in the print collection of the Australian National Gallery in Canberra.
Tim runs comic and printmaking workshops for all ages in Australia and New Zealand. They have been a tutor in digital animation and design at Natcoll, and are currently an art tutor at Mapura Studios. Tim has a BFA in printmaking from VCA, and a Grad Dip in Electronic Design and Interactive Media from RMIT, Melbourne, and a Masters in Visual Art (first class honours) from AUT.
Arts Project Australia studio can be accessed via 24 High Street, Northcote. There is on street parking, route 86 tram stops (Walker St and Westgarth St) and Westgarth train station are around a five minute walk away. The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets, though if you have specific access requirements please feel free to get in touch to discuss.
With thanks to Tim Danko, Māpura Studios, Caroline Anderson, Peter Douglas and Arts Project Australia.