Still Life: An Expressive Genre

Passage 3 by John Pratt.
Passage 3 by John Pratt.

Still Life: An Expressive Genre

With John Pratt

Part of Sunday Series: Drawing

1-3pm Sunday 14 March 2021

$90 per person

Includes all materials.
This workshop is part of a focused series on drawing, taught by an array of professional artists. You can enrol in one, two or as many workshops from the series as you like.

Still life as a genre has a long history which can be traced back to compositions in Greek and Roman mosaics through to medieval tapestries and the Vanitas images of the 17th and 18th century. Contemporary still life, while still focusing on everyday artifacts, also explores the genre’s potential for social and political commentary. This workshop while focusing on formal considerations relating to scale, mark and composition, and will also survey issues involved in expressive and subjective interpretation.


About John Pratt

John Pratt is a practising graphic artist with widespread experience across a range of media including drawing, collage, printmaking and projection in public space. He has organised and delivered art courses in a wide variety of contexts from summer schools to the undergraduate program at the ANU School of Art & Design. Projects involving the human figure in reference to landscape and urban space have been of particular interest and have informed a number of exhibitions.


More info

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