'Getting Ready for Exhibition' workshops in Barcaldine featured:
- Framing skills
- Creating canvas
- Silk painting
The practical workshops aimed to equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to get their works ready to exhibition standard. The workshop activities included how to stretch a canvas, as well as how to hang and dismount final works in an exhibition space.
The excitement of the framing workshops was so overwhelming that the tutor agreed to extend his assistance to artists learning to hang an exhibition alongside regional curator Jan Brown. The workshops provided hands-on experiences and enable artists to learn alongside peers and professionals.
Artists had the WOW factor throughout all workshops and now feel confident to create frames and stretch canvas for exhibitions. They also see the difference and value adding between a framed and unframed artwork.
A silk banner workshop in Barcaldine saw participants learn the delicate art of silk painting.
The final product, produced from concept to creation, was an outstanding large silk banner. The artwork was inspired by indigenous art styles and the final product featured as part of the 'My Earth Calls Exhibition' in Longreach.
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Getting Ready for Exhibition