Ground/Passage: Into the Nooks and Beyond — Workshop
A presentation by Sharon Jewell
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: The Theosophical Society, 355 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
Admission: Members & Concession: $90 • Non-members: $110
Please bring a plate for shared lunch.
This workshop presents an invitation to explore place through the combined acts of drawing, making and collaborating. Journeying outwards from simple shapes to pathways, to meetings, miniature world-making, imagining and reflecting, the workshop touches on significant material and corresponding psychic processes of art practice that are entirely related to play and imagination. Through active involvement, discussion and documentation, we ask: Can our making speak back to us? How can we balance our will with the will of the forms and materials that we work with? How can the site of making be implicated with the things that we make? What might we discover about the familiar?
Throughout the workshop, you will be guided toward a place of creative and responsive decision making and active reflection.
Sharon Jewell has been a practicing artist and teacher for many years, returning to study in 2010 to complete her MAVA and in 2012 for her PhD, both in practice led research. She works principally within the fields drawing and sculpture, and at the intersection of these, but her practice also involves writing. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the past twenty years and was recipient of an Australia Council overseas studio grant in Helsinki in 2011. Sharon lives on a beautiful island in South Moreton Bay, which featured as a protagonist in her recent exhibition at Redland Regional Gallery, Cleveland, Ground-Passage.