FrankTo artisttalk in­Perth

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Perth artist Frank To will be giv­ing a talk next month on his jour­ney from re­jec­tion to suc­cess.

Frank To, known as the “gun­pow­der artist”, is cur­rently ex­hibit­ing ‘En­counter’ at Perth Mu­seum and Art Gallery, and has just en­joyed a res­i­dency at the city cen­tre land­mark dur­ing last month’s Plat­form Fes­ti­val.

Now he will be lead­ing fans through his self-dis­cov­ery of art and how he de­vel­oped his gun­pow­der art tech­niques.

A spokesper­son for the event said: “Hear the story of ‘gun­pow­der artist’ Frank To and the un­usual route he took from re­jec­tion to suc­cess.

“Frank takes you on the jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery his study of art and his ca­reer took him on - re­jected from Glas­gow School of Art and un­sup­ported at school be­fore he found his way. Find out about the con­cept he prac­ticed while trav­el­ling on a ‘grand tour’ in Europe, where he in­ten­sively stud­ied the master works of Europe’s great­est mu­se­ums.

“Learn more about the de­vel­op­ment of his draw­ing tech­nique into the gun­pow­der art­works for which he is best known.”

The talk will take place on Fri­day, May 4 from 1.30pm at Perth Mu­seum and Art Gallery. En­try free, but places can be re­served on­line via EventBrite.

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