Mid-week overnight August 9-10, 2017
Cost: $349 ($309 early bird price) plus $25 for materials
Cost includes dinner, bed and breakfast for one night from Wednesday 1pm to Thursday 4pm plus three sessions with Jo (one on Wednesday and two on Thursday)
Level: All levels
Jo Williams – Artist Profile
Jo is an artist and teacher and is involved in numerous art based events while working her own art practice usually based on an idea resulting in a series of works. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions mostly in the Central Queensland Region. She has won numerous Art Awards and co-ordinated many community art events. In 2003 Jo was awarded the Centenary Medal for Distinguished Services to the Arts and Community.
Many artists inspire my work, Rosalie Gascoigne, Ian Gentle, Rothko, Colin McCahon, Milton Avery.
But I am also inspired by my environment, reconciliation, lyrics from a song, a concept, an idea, a story. When I am attracted to any one of the above I try to translate my emotional response by visually capturing the essence or ‘soul’ of that particular thing.
So my dilemma as an artist is to visually translate an emotion through an image.
The subjects that I am attracted to are like vessels or metaphors for whatever is happening in my life. This of course is a retrospective awareness and I am always amazed at the subconscious selection of things. When I am awestruck, hypnotised or besotted by something I have tunnel vision and see nothing else except the object of my desires or what has moved me. Yet to convey this feeling visually all sorts of things get in the way. These superfluous things have to be stripped away to arrive at the complex simplicity and purity of what inspired me in the first place. A tutor once said “beat your canvas till it sings”. I have never forgotten this visual philosophy and it is my sole aim. To have succeeded is to hear the song without seeing the bruises.
Follow Jo on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jos-Art-Cave
All programmes include 9 hours of workshop sessions.
Limited numbers for each workshop and minimum number of participants are required
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