Ever wanted to try your hand at life drawing? Interested in developing a freer, more expressive style of art making? Even in the digital age life drawing is a foundational skill and an opportunity to reflect on the changing nature of our physical bodies.
Eureka (Michael James O’Hanlon) is an artist and activist. As an altar boy he had a gothic childhood in a new housing suburb on the fringes of Melbourne. Now his art making pushes boundaries in both content and technique, and his art teaching is informed by his skills in working with groups and communities, and by undertaking international residencies in Berlin in 2014 and Venice in 2016.
Eureka uses a variety of media include painting drawing, photomontage, performance art mixed media and video. He runs life drawing classes and is preparing for a Midsumma exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent.
Life model and basic materials provided. Bookings are essential. Capacity is 15 artists per session.
For those who are interested in taking classes outside of Open Spaces, Eureka also offers life drawing at the Convent on Thursday nights. For more information, visit Eureka’s blog.
These special drawing classes are presented as part of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation's flagship multi-arts event, Open Spaces 2016. Tickets to the classes include general entry to Open Spaces – simply show your tour ticket at the gate upon arrival. Without a prepurchased ticket, general entry to Open Spaces is $2 at the gate (children under 5 are free). For more information, please see the Abbotsford Convent's website.