Join us in the gallery for a life-drawing and textile based workshop responding to our current exhibition exploring the female figure.
Explore the boundaries of textiles through this project-based workshop. Participants will be introduced to the expanded/multi-disciplinary practices of Ema Shin and Lisa Reid as they facilitate conversation and creation.
The session will begin with a life-drawing component with a nude model, and move on to translate these sketches onto fabric. Participants will then stitch and reimagine these bodies through freestyle embroidery to create a fabric figure, embellished and adorned with a variety of materials.
This workshop is open to all skill levels though does require the use of some sharp objects. Please note also that the life drawing model will be nude.
Join us for this unique opportunity to explore new skills and art making in a hands-on capacity. Materials, nibbles and tea provided.
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ABOUT THE HOSTS
Ema Shin is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist who was born and raised in Japan. She studied printmaking at Tama Art University, Tokyo and completed a Master of Fine Art Degree at Aichi University of the Arts, Aichi. She has held solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Korea, Australia, and other countries. Shin’s recent solo exhibition Hearts of Absent Women is a celebration of the lives and energy of anonymous women through personal experiences with her own culture and Australian society. Her inter-disciplinary practice, application of historical techniques and use of tactile materials result in contemporary artworks that express femininity and sexuality.
Lisa Reid is an accomplished Naarm/Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist working in ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking and digital media. Often utilising preliminary workings of an image as a blueprint for her work, her attention to detail is apparent in her painting and drawing as well as her ceramic and digital media practice. Reid has worked at Arts Project since 2002 and held her first solo exhibition Lisa Reid: The Devil’s in the Detail in 2015. Her work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria, as well as private collections worldwide.
Arts Project Australia gallery can be accessed via 30A Perry Street. This entrance is wheelchair accessible and offers direct access to the Courtyard, Perry Street Building upper ground and Johnston Street Building upper ground. Lift access is available to visit other buildings and levels.
Collingwood Yards offers a single accessible parking bay, located in the entryway via 35C Johnston Street vehicle entrance. Limited parking is available in the surrounding area.
Collingwood Yards is a 10 minute walk from Victoria Park station and a 5 minute walk from the Johnston Street stop on the 86 tram.
The Arts Project Australia gallery has accessible toilets in the Perry Street Building. They are located in the northern end of the building. On the upper ground level they are located off the northern side of the service corridor. On Level 1 and Level 2 they are located behind blue manual double doors.
More details are available in the Arts Project Australia Accessibility Document
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