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Our First Masterclass

Our first masterclass with Daniel Butterworth on Sunday 12th of February

On Sunday we kicked off our new masterclass program at Stockroom with Daniel Butterworth delivering a One Day Intensive class on Portrait Painting. The class started with a demonstration from Daniel Butterworth.  The 8 students then proceeded to energetically create self portraits under the guidance of Daniel.  It was fabulous to see the group of art students with varied skill levels and approaches all creating a number of excellent works.  Everyone had a great time and felt they took home new skills and insights.

We are very much looking forward to seeing the rest of the program getting underway and enjoy watching the new skills and techniques being delivered by our Masters.  We are pumped that Stockroom has its very own Art School.

For more information on our jam packed semester one program visit :
https://stockroomspace.com/masterclasses-at-stockroom/


OUR NEXT MASTERCLASSES


Stockroom News . December 2016

HEATHER B. SWANN Words I should not have said . 2015 champagne corks, modelling clay, ink, wire, glue & marble dust 9 elements, each approximately 10 x 16 x 8 cm

HEATHER B. SWANN
Words I should not have said . 2015
champagne corks, modelling clay, ink, wire, glue & marble dust
9 elements, each approximately 10 x 16 x 8 cm

OPENING : SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER, 4:30PM 

Belonging to the Night
BONNIE HANLON . BONNIE LANE . MICHAEL NEEDHAM . RENUKA RAJIV . BRAD RUSBRIDGE . HEATHER B SWANN . ROSS TAYLOR
curated by JESSICA BRIDGFOOT

We have officially lost Jess Bridgfoot but she hasn’t quite gone yet. Indeed, the next exhibition at Stockroom has been curated by Jess – and it promises to be amazing. Titled Belonging to the Night, Jess writes that the show is ‘inspired by the dark moments between sleep and wake. Imagine that you have woken in the middle of the night to find yourself in an eerie landscape populated by disembodied figures and other-worldly creature. In Belonging to the Night, artists investigate the dystopian beauty of a nocturnal world across themes of landscape, myth, sex and death.’ With a roster of talent including Bonnie Hanlon, Bonnie Lane, Michael Needham, Renuka Rajiv, Brad Rusbridge, Heather B. Swann and Ross Taylor, the exhibition will be well worth visiting.

Belonging to the Night opens at 4.30 on Saturday 10 December and all are welcome. It runs until Sunday 8 January.

BONNIE LANE Monsters (body parts) . 2014 video still

BONNIE LANE
Monsters (body parts) . 2014
video still

NEW ARRIVAL AT STOCKROOM

 

art

Bushranger Series by KIM BARTER

We love your new Bushranger Series that’s here at Stockroom and find it very interesting how each ranger has it’s own personality. How did you go about capturing each individual personality and what is it about the rangers that keeps you coming back to them?

Bushrangers are a recurring image/theme for me, and part of our (Australia's) history and mythology. I am fascinated by the human need to categorise people, their actions and stories into various subsects, unconsciously and consciously.

Charles (Bushrangers Series)

Owen (Bushrangers Series)

Owen (Bushrangers Series)

Why? I ask...I learn about others by listening and sharing stories with others.

The choices probably reflect an in-built human need to have objects upon which we can project characteristics we admire, fear or long for.

The iconic Ned Kelly image is of great interest as it reflects, among others things, Australian attitudes to authority, social resilience and politics. He is a hero to some and a villain to others. While he is represented in images and stories that are symbolised by his armour, it seems to me that his humanity, his diversity, vulnerability, strength , fragility and humour escape attention.

This is a sign to me that he has been de-humanised for the sake of others and while I understand it, I was wanting to reinvigorate the humanity of the man. I wanted to do this because it is the best way to remember that we all need to look behind the stories to avoid demonising and rejecting those things we fear, or wanting those things that are worthwhile.

Frederick (Bushrangers Series)

 

My bushrangers are layered with paint and marks, illustrative of complexity that can get lost in human personality. The portraits have high contrast to reflect the balance between good and evil. Often eyes are alert, but thoughts are unknown.

 

So, bushrangers are a vehicle for me to explore my thoughts, meaning and purpose in the world.

 

The Bushrangers series is now available at Stockroom and on our online shop