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Primary Sources – An Exploration of Natural Elements.
Elements from the natural world have been a source of great inspiration, reverence and curiosity throughout human history and across cultures. Focusing on a selection of these natural objects (Flora, Botanical and skeletal elements) this workshop will explore a range of these interpretations. This will include their presence in the genre of Still Life and Vanitas images through the visual analysis involved in scientific inquiry as to their role in the development of abstraction. A range of graphic approaches will be explored from close observational accounts to various modes of expressive interpretation.
John Pratt is a graphic artist working across a range of media including printmaking, collage, drawing, artist books and projections in Public Spaces. Through a series of exhibitions he has been exploring the impact of human presence within a range of natural landscapes and constructed environments. These landscapes or sites have ranged from National Parks in the ACT to southern coastal zones, through suburbia to the streetscapes of the CBD. In each case the focus has explored the interchange of our existence and the physical space that surrounds us – we impact on the environment and in turn we are determined by it.
As part of this research and creative output he has also worked as a senior lecturer in the Printmedia and Drawing Department at the ANU School of Art. Over that period he has exhibited regularly including 15 Solo Exhibitions and participated in an extensive range of Group Exhibitions.
All skill levels are welcome
Drawing and collage
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