Busting Out

Busting Out with Tom Buckland
Matchbox Self Portraits (detail) by Tom Buckland.

Busting Out

With Tom Buckland

10am-4pm Sunday 13 June 2021

$160 per person

Includes all materials.

Portrait busts are one of the oldest and most intimate forms of sculpture. Often associated with the ancient Greeks and Romans, busts are carved or cast representations of the head and neck sculpted from marble, terracotta, plaster, clay, bronze, or stone. In this one-day workshop, we will be using cardboard and wire to create our own busts. Abundant, tactile and friendly, cardboard is a wonderfully versatile medium to create sculpture with.

To begin, we will use fencing wire to create armatures that will serve as the inner support or skeleton that we will attach our cardboard to. From there, we will learn and discuss advanced techniques to cut and conform carboard in order to sculpt the shapes and subtle curvatures of the human head.

Tom Buckland

About Tom Buckland

Tom Buckland is a voracious bricolagist and collector of found objects, with
which he creates work that displays a unique DIY spirit. He also plays with
audience interaction, demolishing the invisible barrier between onlooker and

Buckland graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra, with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2015 and was the recipient of the John and Elizabeth Baker Honours scholarship. Buckland has undertaken residencies at Cementa (Kandos, 2018), Fremantle Arts Centre (WA, 2017) and Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT, 2016). His work has featured in numerous exhibitions thoughout Australia.

More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.