This three-day monoprinting intensive with Arone Raymond Meeks is for artists to explore different possibilities and styles of monoprinting, using markmaking, stencils and found objects.
Meeks has a very keen eye for graphic detail and always works with several possibilities as he enters an intellectual discourse with the work.
With hands on guidance participants will explore and experiment with the many styles and varied forms of monoprints starting with black and white inks and moving onto primary colours. This technique will allow participants to explore a new way of seeing their work.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arone Raymond Meeks is of the KuKu Miidiji peoples and the KuKu Yalanji language group from Far North Queensland in Australia. He has had both a traditional and formal education, having been taught by his grandfather and other relatives before formal art studies at the City Art Institute in Sydney. He later returned to Queensland to study with various tribal elders, including those of the Lardil people of Mornington Island. Meeks values this combination of training and experience; his work employs both traditional images and themes arising out of his concern with the issue of land rights, sexuality, cultural values and belonging to place.
A founding member of the Boomalli urban Aboriginal artist's co-operative in Sydney Meeks began printmaking in 1982 and in 1989 won an Australia Council fellowship to study in Paris and went on to exhibit throughout Europe and North and South America.