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Artists interpretation of place
People of all ages have been invited to bring drawings or painting equipment, cameras or tablets, and interpret a perspective of lake Alexandrina and the surrounding environment across four sites - Milang, Clayton, Goolwa and Raukkan. The artist's interpretation of country has then been curated for the exhibition entitled Drawing on Country.
The resulting artworks are now on display at the South Coast Regional Art Centre, Goolwa. This exhibition is only on until January 11th. But the project lives on, with further plein air artist workshops in 2015.
Drawing on Country has an eclectic mix of works from children, local artists and very well known artists such as David Dridan. The project has an inclusive feel, as with its all ages participation. The connection to country is most vivid when seen in DVD's shown during the exhibition, which show the artists working collectively out in the fields and waterways.
The artists have described the Drawing on Country workshops as 'a great day out for everyone really; it's good to challenge people.' More information is available and a full program for 2015 via Just Add Water Goolwa Arts.
Artists collective workshop experiences can be educational, social, awakening and challenging all at the same time. As with the recent Bimblebox art exhibition, the artists are free to interpret the unique environment before them in a diverse range of media. By doing art in group outings this can also encourage cross pollinating and sharing of ideas and observations. Very much looking forward to where this will lead as the artists reconvene later in 2015.