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Machine Age Knife Magic: Collage Workshop

Deborah Kelly
  • Term: Spring Weekend Workshop 2017
  • Start Date: 23 Sep 2017
  • End Date: 24 Sep 2017
  • Time: Sat & Sun, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 2
  • Teacher: Deborah Kelly
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Discover the witty art of collage as you play purposefully with pictures and acquire the technical skills to create your own museum-quality pieces. Over two days, in an inspiring salon environment of storytelling, readings and conversation, Deborah Kelly will inform you on the cutting and composing practices of collage. You’ll be shown safe methods and tips to get those very fine cuttings while you start to focus your ‘looking muscle’ to find, build and compose a number of works. Deborah will introduce you to her private collection of obsolete images, a treasure trove of abandoned art and science histories, and show you how to dissect and divide them from their original contexts to make new art from their remains. A selection of papers, cutting mats, acid-free glue and image material is provided, though you are encouraged to bring your own books and images to dissect and resurrect.

Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly is a Sydney artist whose works have been shown around Australia and across Europe, Asia and the Americas. She has recently delivered collage masterclasses in Melbourne, Istanbul, Leipzig, Sydney and Bandung, West Java, and considers intensive collective art-making an artwork in and of itself. Deborah’s work was shortlisted for the 2016 National Works on Paper Prize and the Substation Contemporary Art Prize, and won the 2015 Cayte Latta Award, the 2012 Albury Art Prize, the 2009 Fishers Ghost Award and the Screengrab International New Media Art Award. She has been included in the biennales of Sydney, Thessaloniki, Singapore, Venice and TarraWarra.

Collage equipment such a cutting knives and mats will be provided along with source material. However students are welcome to bring their own such as; old magazines, art catalogues or textbooks. Older papers work well for collage due to their absorbency.

Any students that may have their own particular collage equipment are welcome to bring them to the class.

As visual Arts diary for notes A4 or A5 can be helpful.

Covered footwear is essential