The first (Thursday 12th and Friday 13th January 2017) is a two day workshop at Adelaide Central School of Art. On the first day I’ll be taking the group through the basics of the “Brushes XP” app. Then on the second day there will be the opportunity for participants to either explore their own projects or continue with some guided drawing exercises if they prefer.
Find information about the summer school here, and follow the links for the brochure and to enrol.
The second is at Carclew for children aged 10 – 17 on Monday January 16th 2017 in their Explore Arts program. We’ll be making colourful drawings of moving people using the iPad in two three hour workshops.
“The Pour”, 2016. iPad finger drawing, Brushes xp.
I am honoured to have been included in a group exhibition at Praxis ArtSpace in Bowden.
Called “Painting Twice” the exhibition features works by Anton Hart, Chelsea Lehmann, Chris Thiel, Genevieve Dawson-Scott, Jim Thalassoudis, Joe Felber, Liz Butler, Luke Thurgate, Margaret Ambridge, Patty Chehade, Tricia Ross – and me!
Praxis founder Patty Chehade says that this exhibition is “to commence a discussion of the boundaries of what painting can be”.
I am both thrilled and daunted to be included in such a line up, and I hope you will be able to join us for the opening reception on Wednesday 23rd at 6pm at Praxis art Space, 68-72 Gibson Street, BOWDEN, SA
The exhibition continues on into 2017.
I have included digital paintings and oil paintings dealing with my current pictorial obsession and my long term painting obsession.
Here is my Artists statement and a sneaky teaser pic.
“Lately I’ve become obsessed by plant genitalia.
I wanted to share with you their fecund power.
Standing in front of these flowers and painting or drawing, expanding the scale and wrestling with the changing light as they opened and drooped, was like diving metaphorically into their deep centre.
Painting in this way produces an accumulation of moments spent in deep engagement with the sensual subject and the equally sensual process of painting.
It is a distillation of the very complex, cognitive process of seeing and making.
Which doesn’t really escape the fact that we love sniffing plant genitals.
Today I delivered three lightboxes to the Artspace Gallery at the Festival Centre. They have been selected for inclusion in the Adelaide Parklands Art Prize Exhibition, which opens this Friday 15th April at 5:30pm and continues until 28th May.
I am delighted to once again be a finalist in this prize. The parklands are very dear to me and many other South Australians, and indeed much of my drawing occurs there. They are a unique part of Adelaide and worthy of protection.
Emma Hack’s Exhibition celebrates the work of South Australian Artists, and this year the theme is “Identity”.
The exhibition is in the Festival Theatre Foyer, and officially opens Thursday 11th February at 6pm.
It can be viewed any day from 9 until 5 and when events are on at the theatre, and runs until March 13th.
A winner will be selected by a panel of judges , and there is also a people’s choice award – voting can be done on line here and works can be purchased online here. A list of finalists can be found here
In my video work, the viewer can “participate” in the drawing transformation of one family member to the next. The unique qualities of digital drawing enable the drawing process to be replayed and preserved.
Our DNA determines in part our unique and at the same time composite identity. This animated series of portrait drawings explores that fascination we have with family likeness.
To see the movie, visit the exhibition at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, Feb 11th until March 13th!