Programs for Children
Workshop: Who’s Afraid?
$20 – Tickets essential
10am – 12pm
Friday, 30 June
Designed for young people aged 8 -11 years
Artists Emilie Syme-Lamont and Safak Gurboga present a monster-making visual arts workshop for young people exploring themes of mythology, shape-shifting, and identity inspired by their joint exhibition Who's Afraid?.
Participants will learn a variety of drawing, collage and mixed-media techniques influenced by the Surrealist Art Movement. They will participate in group activities together to create a large-scale felted wall monster, as well as their own unique creature on paper. Through this workshop, young people will learn about the importance of sharing our concerns and views through the language of art.
Emilie Syme-Lamont (b. 1990) is a multimedia artist currently based out of Naarm / Melbourne, Australia.
Emilie borrows genre tropes from literary and cinematic Gothic traditions, such as haunted houses, ghost stories, ‘the double’ and psychologically charged spaces to inform her paintings and installations.
Emilie graduated from The National Art School in Sydney and holds an MFA in Drawing and a BFA in Painting. She has held solo exhibitions at M Contemporary (Sydney), Edwina Corlette Gallery (Brisbane) and PINCE projects (Budapest). Her body of work includes painting, drawing, ceramics, and more recently, sound, silicone, tattooing, and bookmaking. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, the USA, and Europe, and in the National Art School Archives in Sydney.
Safak Gurboga (b.1989) a political contemporary artist and asylum seeker of Kurdish origin. His work looks towards conditions in society in which racism thrives, the prevalence of violence and toxic aggression, and parallels between the treatment of each other and of our natural environment.