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25 May — 25 May

1:30 pm — 5:00 pm

$40 – $140

General Event, Training, Workshop

Painting an experience of place: experimental acrylic painting with Annika Harding

NorthSite Art Studios

White brick wall, wooden shelf with various small paintings, paintbrushes and paint.

Explore the possibilities of acrylic painting in response to image and place in this workshop with Far North Queensland based artist Annika Harding. This workshop will briefly cover some characteristics of acrylic paint and mediums, as well as painting on found materials, cardboard and timber. Participants will be guided to experiment within a range of parameters, exploring thick and low-viscosity media, opacity and transparency, and specialty paints that add texture, luminosity and reflective properties. A photograph (ideally snapped, printed and brought along by the participant, featuring a landscape or place that is meaningful or interesting to them) will provide a starting point for experimentation, offering directions that will lead to surprising results, and towards an original painting. Participants will leave with a new approach to exploring place and experimenting with acrylic paint that they can tailor to their own skills and interests, and hopefully lots of inspiration for further experimentation!

Workshop suitable for any level of experience.

What to bring-

Photograph of a place/landscape that the participant wants to explore (phone photo fine; doesn’t have to be high quality)

Visual diary/sketchbook if you have one

About the facilitator:

Annika Harding is a regional Queensland-based artist, curator, researcher and arts administrator. She has previously held the positions of Gallery Manager at Canberra Contemporary Art Space and ANCA Gallery, and Executive Officer of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS). Annika holds a double Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art and Art History) and a PhD in Art History from ANU. She was born in Meanjin/Brisbane, and was based on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country in Canberra for over seventeen years. Annika acknowledges with great respect the Ngadjon-jii and other traditional and ongoing custodians of the locality and region (Atherton Tablelands) where she is currently living and working.

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May 25
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$40 – $140
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NorthSite Art Studios
55 Greenslopes Street
Edge Hill, Queensland 4870 Australia
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