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In the Studio Term 2

Join artist Petalia Humphreys from her Sunshine Coast studio to learn about key aspects of her art practice.

Petalia will present a playful examination of formal approaches to two-dimensional and three-dimensional painting. Exploring and reinterpreting familiar architectural surrounds, this workshop will guide you through making processes that begin with digital photography, using an iPhone to capture compositions that are translated to digital and paper templates that inform three-dimensional paintings.

Considering the potential of form and perception, participants will work with gouache/watercolour to explore the 2D component of the process. Classroom outcomes include transferring the 2D design to wooden cubes or lidded boxes that become ‘Active Objects’, offering multiple experimental and resolved outcomes.

Petalia’s practice explores the relationship between reductive and non-objective abstraction and is the perfect complement to Art as Code.

Wednesday 1 June 4:30-6:00pm

ONLINE EVENT

  • iPhone camera or digital camera
  • HB or 2B pencil, ruler
  • Gouache or watercolour
  • Scissors
  • 3 copies of the template printed on A4 cartridge paper

Wednesday 1 June 4:30-6:00pm

ONLINE EVENT

  • iPhone camera or digital camera
  • HB or 2B pencil, ruler
  • Gouache or watercolour
  • Scissors
  • 3 copies of the template printed on A4 cartridge paper

Wednesday 1 June 4:30-6:00pm

ONLINE EVENT

  • iPhone camera or digital camera
  • HB or 2B pencil, ruler
  • Gouache or watercolour
  • Scissors
  • 3 copies of the template printed on A4 cartridge paper

Wednesday 1 June 4:30-6:00pm

ONLINE EVENT

  • iPhone camera or digital camera
  • HB or 2B pencil, ruler
  • Gouache or watercolour
  • Scissors
  • 3 copies of the template printed on A4 cartridge paper

Wednesday 1 June 4:30-6:00pm

ONLINE EVENT

  • iPhone camera or digital camera
  • HB or 2B pencil, ruler
  • Gouache or watercolour
  • Scissors
  • 3 copies of the template printed on A4 cartridge paper

Petalia Humphreys is a full-time artist with a background in Visual Art education. Working with building materials, Humphreys’ practice spans from small-scale hand-crafted paintings through to large site-specific public art installations. Her works reveal concern for the physical mapping of spaces, of spatial and perceptual shifts. Petalia’s hard-edge, geometric forms encourage an interactive approach, inviting the audience to engage in playful ways, considering ways of looking, perceiving and viewing. In early 2022 Petalia has exhibited at Metro Arts and Outer Space in Brisbane, and she has recently started sessional teaching in Design at The University of the Sunshine Coast. Petalia is also the founder of Studio 26, launching its first series of critical conversations and exhibitions in February 2022. 

QATACON22 - Starting Points

Annual State Conference
Fri 15- Sat 16 July | 2022

The theme of QATACON 2022 is Starting Points, which speaks to those creative sparks or inspirations that get our students moving in the direction of a resolved artwork. As well as featuring inspiring keynotes, and our usual suite of engaging artist workshops, we will unpack this theme, asking questions about:

  • how we encourage students to stop staring into space and start art-making?
  • how students start with stimulus and move on to art-making?
  • how students respond to First Nations artists in meaningful and appropriate ways?

In the Studio

Alison McDonald
Wednesday Feb 23 | 2022

Explore hyperbolic geometry to make STEAM informed sculptures

We hope you enjoyed this free members event. The workshop video is available via the Members only resources page.

View the materials list and resources