Drop-by Drawing

Each Sunday in January, the National Gallery of Victoria invites visitors to explore their creativity with free drawing sessions led by prominent Australian artists. Held in the 19th century Salon Gallery at NGV International, these informal sessions will be led by four renowned artists:

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 06 January 2013 to Sunday 27 January 2013

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Monday 07 January 2013.
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Materials are provided and your own grey-lead pencils and sketch pads are welcome (no larger than A3). Come and go as you like between each session. Open to visitors of all ages and all abilities.

Sundays, 2–4pm
Free entry
19th century Salon Gallery, NGV International

Sun 6 Jan
Louise Hearman, artist

Louise Hearman is a Melbourne based artist whose works are characterised by surreal juxtapositions, eerie light, and strong emotive emphasis. Her works are untitled as she prefers to let the viewer’s make their own interpretations.

Sun 13 Jan
Juan Ford, artist

Born 1973, Juan Ford could be described as an artist’s artist who has exhibited extensively and has received several noteworthy prizes, residencies and grants. His work is represented in many important collections nationwide including the NGV.

Sun 20 Jan
John Wolseley

John Wolseley, artist Expressionistic printmaker, painter and installation artist John Wolseley has travelled and painted all over Australia and the last twenty years he has been in search to discover how we dwell and move within the landscape.

Taught by perhaps one of the Last of the PreRaphaelites’ National Gallery in London’s George Warner Allen, John says – "A long time ago [Allen] ‘taught us how to do small abstract versions in pencil of old master paintings’. It was a wonderful way to learn about the dynamics of composition” and this will be the focus during his session.

Sun 27 Jan
Callum Morton

Callum Morton is an acclaimed contemporary artist who represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
His works have been exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, LA, The Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, the
Indian Triennale, and in several Australian galleries, including ACCA, the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, the
Art Gallery of New South Wales and Heide.

Drop-by Drawing provides the opportunity for gallery visitors to be inspired by artworks from the 19th century Collection as they sketch under the guidance of leading Australian artists. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome at these relaxed sessions and participants may come and go at any time.

Drop-by Drawing will be held at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, from 2-4pm on Sunday 6, 13, 20 and 27 January. Meet 19th Century European Painting & Sculpture Gallery, Level 2. Free with all materials provided. Personal grey-lead pencils and sketch pads are welcomed (no larger than A3). Visit ngv.vic.gov.au for further details.

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