Join us on Sundy 24 September from 11am
for ‘Reimagining the Self-Portrait’
a collage and self-portrait making workshop that asks deep questions about how bodies are represented in the media, while also giving you the power to create spectacular new images of yourself.
No previous creative or artistic experience is necessary to participate.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn how to think and work like Eddie Abd
, an award-winning contemporary artist with a growing local and international profile.
The foundation of Eddie’s art practice is portraiture. You will work closely with her to explore how we engage with the representations of ourselves and others via portraiture.
Under Eddie’s guidance, you’ll consider how certain images, colours, clothing and body languages captured in photographic portraits contribute to how we think about the subject. Learn how certain elements of an image can signal complex identities like ‘mother, ‘successful’, ‘masculine’ or ‘foreign’.
Then take the power of representation into your own hands and make a character of your own.
Along with giving you an opportunity to connect with others and be creative in a relaxed environment, this hands-on experience will demonstrate how mastering the language of imagery through learning, discussing, and simple making can facilitate a deeper understanding of yourself and the visual world around us.Further details: What will I do in this workshop?
Using a self-portrait or similar that is photographed and provided during the workshop, you will create a character using collage, drawing, embroidery and other simple materials.
In addition, participants will also:
What am I required to bring?
- Engage in conversation, exchange ideas and create in a relaxed environment
- Learn about contemporary artists who use self-representations strategies to critically engage with contemporary issues
- Learn about Eddie Abd’s practice from the artist herself!
There is no artistic experience necessary to participate in this workshop.
Participants are not required to bring anything.
You are booking a three hour workshop on SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2023
from 11am to 2pmPlease note: Workshop participants must be aged 18 years or above. Please note all credit card bookings incur a 0.55% merchant fee and all bookings incur a booking fee. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a cultural facility of Liverpool City Council - all transactions and ticket purchases on bank statements will appear from Liverpool City Council.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) [the Seller] does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances. CPAC will only provide a refund or exchange a ticket if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated by the Seller (and you cannot or do not wish to attend the rescheduled or relocated event), or to the extent otherwise required by law (including the Australian Consumer Law).