Let your creativity flow through the spirit of contemporary watercolour with acclaimed artist Kate Beynon. Various watercolour techniques will be explored, including colour mixing, metallic and pearlescent effects, to bring hybrid and fantastic figures to life.
Drawing inspiration from a range of imagery, such as mythical, animal and supernatural figures, botanical and auspicious symbols, you will combine figurative and abstract elements to create otherworldly works promoting ‘good spirits’. In a relaxed atmosphere, gain insight into the life and challenges of an established practising artist, accompanied by wine and Kate’s upbeat studio music playlist.
This is an adults only workshop. Materials and refreshments provided.
Presented as part of the Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia exhibition.
About your teaching artist:
Dr Kate Beynon is a Hong Kong-born, Melbourne based multi-disciplinary contemporary artist. A seven-time Archibald finalist and winner of the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Kate has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, and is an Associate Teacher in Fine Art at MADA: Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University. Recently Kate worked on a major public art commission for the Elizabeth Arcade and Student One, Brisbane. Represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne & Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Kate is also collaborating on an upcoming capsule collection with ethical fashion and social initiative, The Social Studio, Melbourne.
Blue Shaman Guardian with kindred spirits, 2018 (detail)
watercolour, gouache, metallic pigment and pencil on cotton rag,
courtesy the artist & Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
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