Heads-up from Quilty

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Award-win­ning artist Andy Quilty will host a two-day por­trait work­shop at the Hed­land Arts Coun­cil this week­end.

As­pir­ing artists can learn the tricks of the trade from Quilty, who is well-versed in draw­ing and paint­ing, and whose work has been fea­tured in ex­hi­bi­tions all over the coun­try.

Quilty said par­tic­i­pants could learn about the idea of draw­ing as a process of ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery.

“(They) will learn to re­ally en­gage with the process of build­ing a draw­ing in an organic and in­tu­itive way, where ev­ery­thing isn’t planned out and the work can just evolve,” he said.

“We will also be taking some re­ally ex­per­i­men­tal ap­proaches to mak­ing draw­ings to open up ideas about what draw­ing can be.

“For ex­am­ple, I make draw­ings with ac­tual mo­tor­bike burnouts on alu­minium com­pos­ite panel.”

Pil­bara res­i­dents may recog­nise Quilty from his work in the re­gion.

Qulity ran por­trait work­shops at HARTZ in De­cem­ber 2015 and said he re­ceived very pos­i­tive feed­back.

“Those who took part were a very en­thu­si­as­tic, wel­com­ing and very tal­ented bunch,” he said.

The work­shop is open to peo­ple of all ages and artis­tic abil­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to bring an easel or a board to draw on as HARTZ may not have enough for ev­ery­body, but at pre­vi­ous work­shops, peo­ple have been happy to sit and draw at the ta­ble.

The work­shop is from 10am-3pm this Satur­day and Sun­day.

It costs from $160-$180 per per­son with equip­ment pro­vided.

Head to hartz.org.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Cameron Myles

Andy Quilty will host a two-day por­trait work­shop at the Hed­land Arts Coun­cil this week­end.

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