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