Art Workshop: Portrait Painting on Tin
Create your own piece of art to take home in this Barka-inspired art workshop led by renowned artist, Justine Muller.
Ages: Adults 16+
This workshop offers a rare opportunity to explore art, culture, and history in a hands-on and immersive way. Join Justine Muller as she guides you through the new exhibition Barka: The Forgotten River, to draw inspiration from various artworks on display. Justine's expertise in tin preparation techniques will allow participants to create their very own portrait to take home.
During the workshop, artists in the making will try their hand at scuffing-up some tin/metal sheeting and then paint their portrait onto it, using acrylic paint. All materials will be provided.
Through the exhibition and workshop you’ll discover First Nations perspectives on the importance of water from Barkandji and related Country, gaining a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the artwork on display. With warm-up portrait exercises to awaken your inner artist, experiment with different techniques and materials to create a unique and personal piece of art.
Justine Muller is an artist working in multi mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, writing and activism.
Justine uses her art practice to explore her passion for social justice and the environment. While her work may not at first appear activist, there is a subtlety to her social commentary that does not get lost on her audience.
Her current works vary in medium and subject – they may be landscapes, portraits or installations – yet they consistently feature subtle elements of protest. Her latest work, a collaboration with Uncle Badger Bates, is currently showing at the AM, in the exhibition Barka: The Forgotten River, which comments on the demise of the Barka (Darling River) and its correlating impact on the local First Nations community.
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