Sunday, 15 April 2012



British Artist Grayson Perry's recent exhibition consisted of a number of responses to objects that he chose from the vast collection of the British Museum. The resultant work was exhibited along side the original items in a unique experiment for the museum.
Perry has risen to prominence since winning the Turner prize in 2003. He is known for his 'craft' based autobiographical work influenced by outsider and tribal art. He is also famous for being an avowed transvestite and received his Turner prize dressed as a women. He often appears in public in outlandish and funny outfits.
He is a thoughtful, witty and individual artist who could almost be described as the antidote to Damien Hirst with his humane, compassionate and often beautifully made work.
The short video from U Tube gives an idea of the exhibition and if you are interested there are many more videos of Perry talking about aspects of his work.
Standing on the verge of the second term I thought I would post a couple of interesting links to stimulate your creative juices after the Easter break.

Denna Petherridge the author of the very interesting  The Primacy Of Drawing (a copy of which is in the library) visited Australia at the end of last year and gave a thought provoking interview on the now defunct Artworks program on ABC Radio National. The idea of drawing and it's place in the contemporary art world was discussed in depth. It is well worth a listen and you can download it by following the link below.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/artworks/2011-02-27/3002016

Sunday, 11 March 2012


               STEVE COX


WORKSHOP FOR ADVANCED DIPLOMA STUDENTS TUESDAY MARCH 13 AND WEDNESDAY MARCH14.

TALK FOR ALL VIS ART STUDENTS WEDNESDAY    
    MARCH 14 @ 1.15 IN THE LECTURE THEATRE


         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Cox_(artist)

http://www.charlesnodrumgallery.com.au/exhibition.asp?                            id=1208479

Follow the links to learn about Steve's career and see more images of his work.

Steve Cox is regarded as perhaps the leading contempoarary              water colour painter of his generation. He is also a major painter and internationally recognised for his striking images that are unafraid to engage with humanity in all its contradictions. A highly skilled draughtsman his work is represented in major collections in Australia and around the world.

He is also an acclaimed teacher so DO NOT MISS this rare opportunity learn from a true master.!!!!!