POSTPONED – due to the current Covid-19 health crisis, we have postponed this workshop. Enrolled students have had fees refunded. As soon as we are able to, we will advise a new date. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy!
Have you wanted to tell a visual story about ‘place’. A physical place, an imagined place, but a place that holds significance to you?
We are so excited to be hosting a workshop with Sydney mixed media artist Tara Axford on Saturday 24 May 2020 – ‘A Sense of Place‘.
With over 10k Instagram followers and an extensive exhibiting and teaching history, including upcoming and past workshops for Fibre Arts Australia, Tara’s ability to abstract the essence of a place to create something new is extraordinary.
Join us as Tara shares with us her love of the natural environment and unique ability of visual storytelling.
For Tara, creating or sharing a sense of place is all about telling a story. Arranging the components and fine-tuning the essential elements into a composition that communicates a sense of place to the viewer.
In this workshop, students will use monoprints and papers, and work with mixed media to create pieces that reflect their chosen sense of place.
We will gather, collate, edit and arrange, make marks and combine these techniques to create either artist books, small works or paper vessels.
Book Your Place Now
Tara’s ‘A Sense of Place’ workshop will run on Saturday 24 May, 10am-5pm.
The workshop will be held at The Zone, McCarthy Road, Maleny.
Cost is $150 for Arts Connect Inc members and $180 for non-members.
To book click here, or click the image below:
About Tara Axford
Tara Axford is a Sydney based mixed media artist whose work explores a sense of place. Working with site specific found objects she plays with scale to create something new. The worn, weathered and discarded appeal to her. Using photography, printmaking and painting she works with nature and found pieces to rearrange the familiar into something new, so that something previously overlooked can be seen with ‘fresh’ eyes.
In Tara’s ‘other’ life, she carries over 25 years of experience as a magazine art director. This is the viewfinder through which she distills her subject matter.
Tara has shared that she feels that this statement by Will Stubbs sums up her approach: “The looking is the trick. All of us can look, but few can see. Seeing is looking with knowledge. The knowledge of what to look for and how to see it”.
Learn more about Tara and enjoy her work and process here:
Tara’s website – taraaxford.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/taraaxford
Instagram – www.instagram.com/tara.axford
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com.au/taraaxford
Videos on Vimeo – vimeo.com/219484624
You will see a lot of local Sydney flora influence in Tara’s work. Below is a 1 minute video showing some of Tara’s process and the native Australian flora that features in so much of her work.