Bar­ing all in the name of fine art

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Kate Dar­vall kate.dar­vall@south­bur­nett

THE Mt Perry Fine Arts Group will host a slightly more re­veal­ing work­shop for peo­ple not afraid to push the bound­aries.

Mt Perry artist Sue Robin­son will take a life drawing work­shop at the Pat Au­gus­tine Cul­tural Cen­tre in which a real woman will pose to pro­vide a sub­ject for drawing.

“It doesn’t have to be com­pletely nude, it all de­pends on how com­fort­able the model feels,” she said.

Ms Robin­son said when she first in­tro­duced the idea, peo­ple leapt at the op­por­tu­nity to vol­un­teer them­selves to model.

“On the first day we had two fel­lows from down one of the back roads ring up and put their names down,” she said.

“But a young woman vol­un­teered and fol­lowed through for us.”

Ms Robin­son said she felt she could ex­press more free­dom when paint­ing life mod­els.

LIFE DRAWING: Mt Perry in­vites peo­ple to take part in a one of a kind art class.

“I want to show fem­i­nin­ity in its beauty, which is a thing we ac­tu­ally lose sight of in this day and age,” she said.

She said sex­u­al­ity was “over­ex­posed” and aimed to find sub­tlety and beauty with her art.

“The in­ter­net and mag­a­zines are so ex­plicit th­ese days, so a lot of that’s lost,” she said.

Ms Robin­son said her work­shop was out of the or­di­nary in a small com­mu­nity and urged peo­ple to open their minds and “give it a go”.

“It can be a bit con­fronting in a coun­try town,” she said.

“But we’re quite pre­pared to keep it very sub­tle.

“It de­pends on how the feel of the day is.”

To find out more or to sign up for the work­shop on June 7, phone Lyn­nWright on 0417 715 873.


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