Discover new ways to develop and improve your technical skills with works of art that incorporate paper with mixed media.
Students should bring all their boxed and hoarded letters, envelopes, stamps, bus and train tickets, old passport, shopping list or birthday card, books, postcards or any paper that has been discarded, used or found. Using these paper materials, students will then translate them into a mixed media work on paper, taking ideas and exploring intrinsic qualities found in the old, pushing these observations in ways never expected to generate works of art that breathe new life.
The tutor, Louisa Chircop, has lectured in painting and drawing at several Universities and has a a Master of Fine Arts Degree (Research) in Painting from the College of Fine Arts UNSW. She has picked up numerous academic awards, including the Highest Achievement Award and State Commission Medal for Fine Arts, TAFE NSW and the Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship, Art Gallery of NSW.
Chircop is a practicing artist who is best known for her paintings, drawing and mixed media/collages. Awards and achievements related to her practice include: finalist in the 2012 Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW; 2013 & 2017 winner of the Fisher’s Ghost James Gleeson Surrealism Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre; 2013 Winner ‘Kedumba Drawing Award’ Wentworth Falls; Winner of the Local Artist Prize, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2015.
Residencies include: 2018 NG Art Creative Residency, Egalières Provence, France; 2018 Artist-in-Residence Bundanon Trust; 2020 recipient of Georges River Council AIR.
Chircop has had eight solo shows, two of which have received Critic’s Pick for the SMH by Andrew Frost. She has been featured in Art Month Sydney and was a featured artist in Issue #31 of ‘Artist Profile’ Magazine 2015. She exhibited in Artist Profile Australasian Painters (2007-2017), Orange Regional Gallery 2017; Movers and Shapers - Women and Land, Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst Arts Centre 2018, and has an upcoming exhibition in France in 2019.
Cost: $105. Class takes place from 10am - 4pm on Sunday 9 June 2019.
Limited places available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Information on how to enrol in this class can be found on our Art Classes page.
Image: Louisa Chircop Mange moi, bois moi,aime moi (Eat me, drink me, love me) [detail], 2019, mixed media on paper.