Foodchain is proud to support PICA’s free Hatched in the Holidays workshops in April. Call 9228 6300 to register.
Participants aged 12-25 have the opportunity to engage in FREE practical art making activities with Hatched 2011 exhibiting artists.
The workshops focus on the innovative use of materials and creative processes. They foster exploration while developing skills in the various media each artist employs.
The four artists selected were chosen for the quality of their artwork as well as their ability to provide a hands-on art-making experience that will inspire participants to work innovatively with materials and processes.
Ginger Swan (2010)
Kinetic sculpture; various found metal objects, toothbrush, 120 x 70 x 200cm
Creating Kinetic Sculpture
Tuesday 26 & Friday 29 April
Michal’s workshop focuses on using metal to create sculptural work with a kinetic element. Participants will examine Rube Goldberg machines (contraptions that serve a simple purpose through a complicated series of mechanical systems), explore with metals and develop skills using a variety of appropriate tools and equipment.
Thread on silk organza, 36 x images, dimensions vary
Stitch as a drawing tool
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 April
Teagan’s workshop focuses on using textiles as a medium for drawing. Participants will work with selected personal photographs as stimulus materials to investigate concepts of memory and personal history. They will be shown a variety of stitching techniques to develop their skills in using stitch as a drawing tool. A diverse array of materials will be provided to encourage participants to explore the possibilities beyond conventional embroidery using fabric and thread.
Beam Me Up, Kenny (2010)
Laser print, MDF, linoleum, dimensions vary
Stand here to feel happy
Workshop led by Tara Daniel
Thursday 28 & Saturday 30 April
Ken has designed a workshop in collaboration with PICA’s Education Program Manager, Tara Daniel. It focuses on creating highly visible, interactive works in the forecourt of the PICA building. Participants will be guided through a series of activities exploring values and desire prior to designing and constructing their own interactive signs.
Fiber board, disposable cameras, electronics, strapping, digital video, 155 x 50 x 40cm
Surveillance & Mass Media Imagery
Led by Sohan Ariel-Hayes
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 April
Adam’s workshop focuses on employing unconventional viewpoints to capture film footage around the Perth Cultural Centre. Participants will work with artist Sohan Ariel-Hayes to investigate notions of surveillance before being armed with digital cameras and sent into the public arena. They will be given instruction in their basic operation, but given additional directions to use the cameras in innovative ways.