Artist workshop will help inspire

Artists in need of inspiration and
creative fellowship are invited to attend the National Gallery’s latest art
forum —The Artists’ Creativity Exchange — on Tuesday, 12 October. The informal
gathering hopes to attract a diverse range of attendees who want to develop
their creative thinking, improve their techniques and learn new ones in a
supportive environment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to seek
feedback on works in progress and experiment with using new tools.

The programme, at the National
Gallery’s Education Centre at Miss Lassie’s duplex from 6-8pm, will be run by
the gallery’s Education and Outreach Manager Jessica Wallace and resident artist
Renate Seffer. Ms Wallace said that if this month’s Artists’ Creativity
Exchange proves popular, then the gallery will look into offering it again at a
later date.

“The Creativity Exchange will
provide both experienced and beginning artists with a rare opportunity to share
innovative techniques and ideas with each other, to try combining mediums in
novel ways, to break through creative blocks, and to experiment with practices
that push them beyond their normal artistic tendencies,” Ms Wallace said.

“We are encouraging participants to
bring a surface and their preferred medium to work with, but imagination
stations will be provided with tools and various mediums to inspire people to
think and create outside the box. Opportunities to experiment with splatter
paint, texture tools, fabric, collage, sculpture, and artist trading cards in
various combinations will be available. Bring your imagination and be prepared
to be inspired.”

The workshop is priced t $5, which
includes a limited supply of materials. Attendees are asked to bring the
mediums of their choice.