Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5HS
Art of Australia – an exhibition of my new work from the research trip to the Kimberley last year and festival of talks, workshops, films and readings.
18th – opening 6pm- 8pm
19th exhibition open from 10am to 6pm
20th 10am – 6pm.
7.30pm Talk by Professor Sam Smiles, Emeritus Professor of Art History at Plymouth University and Tate Research Fellow
21st 10am – 6pm.
10am – 1pm Australian Aboriginal painting styles workshop led by Naomi Hart,
Dotpainting workshop – hands-on, all abilities welcome, no experience needed. Discover the symbols and signs used by many Australian Aboriginal artists and their meanings and make your own Dreaming painting. Using ready-mixed paints or colours mixed from natural pigments. All materials provided.
7pm – 9pm Australian Aboriginal painting workshop. Dotpainting workshop – hands-on, all abilities welcome, no experience needed. Discover the symbols and signs used by many Australian Aboriginal artists and their meanings and make your own Dreaming painting. Using ready-mixed paints or colours mixed from natural pigments. All materials provided. £12/10
22nd 10am – 6pm.
23rd 10am – 6pm.
10am – 1pm Paint, draw, write! Sketchbook journal workshop led by Naomi Hart. See examples of Naomi’s journals from travels around the world and learn to fill your own. A journey you have made, a journey you love like a walk on Dartmoor, an imaginary journey to a country you’ve never visited.. materials, photos, paint, paper all provided to let your imagination travel freely. £15/£12 conc materials included
7pm – 9pm Sketchbook journal workshop £12/10
24th 10am – 6pm.
7.30 pm Talk by Dr Jenny Pickerill, Reader in Environmental Geography at Leicester University: ‘Why should we care? Australian Indigenous environmental politics’
25th 10am – 6pm.
10am – 3pm Bookbinding workshop led by Jude Freeman. Make your own sketchbook. All abilities welcome, no experience necessary. Jude will show you basic bookbinding methods and teach you techniques to make your own sketchbook in a day. Jude’s sketchbooks have been tested in the harshest conditions – the ones she made for Naomi survived 3 months in the outback! £30 materials included
26th 10am – 6pm.
7.30pm Film ‘Jila – Painted waters of the Great Sandy Desert’ followed by
Talk by Jane Pedersen ‘Living waters – Australia through the eyes of the artists’
27th 10am – 6pm.
4pm – 6pm Closing of exhibition.