Last time I posted I promised details of the “Goodine’s Bistro” exhibition – well, sadly, Goodine’s has closed and so the paintings made for the space cannot be shown there after all! I have included a couple of images here.
The work continues however, and I am going to make use of this new opportunity to expand and develop the theme.
In the meantime I have had a stint as the “Artist in Residence” at St Peter’s boy’s college in Adelaide. This has been a wonderful opportunity to work with the boys on two different projects. One has been a drawing project based on my “moving” drawings which I have worked on with several classes of year nine and ten boys. We have explored some ways of dealing with drawing a moving figure (using the teachers as models!), and then gone on to discuss and explore the non-representative qualities in drawing. I have learnt so much about my own process through implementing this project, and the boys have been very responsive, and patient with me as well.
We have also worked on a lunch time collaborative project – a large double canvas where we have worked with motifs referencing the college (keys, college buildings and the colour blue) and using drawing, stencilling, collaging and layered paint have built the work based on a stolen compositional idea from Rene Magritte!
Here are some drawings I have done whilst working with some of the year twelve boys on drawings for their portfolios. I hope I can post some images of work done by the boys later.