Date: 27 October 2017
End Time: 1.00 pm
Joondalup Art Gallery
4/48 Central Walk,
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CIAA 2017: Life Drawing with Angela Stewart (CIAA Participating artist)
Angela Stewart is an established artist and a highly respected teacher, who brings a wealth of experience in drawing techniques, especially the human form and its place in art history. Book quickly for this extraordinary opportunity.
- This is a strictly adult only event. AGE: 18+
- All Materials will be provided
- Prior drawing experience is required
About the artist:
Angela Stewart is a Western Australian visual artist who has pursued an interest in portraiture for more than three decades. This lead her to study the history of portraiture and its contemporary practice in both her Masters and Doctorate at Curtin University, Western Australia.
Her drawing, painting and paint/ed photography often make stylistic and thematic reference to the Italian Renaissance historical portraits and the transition of the fresco to easel painting. By studying the work of fifteenth century Italian painter Sofonisba Anguissola, Stewart became fascinated by the complexity and etiquette of painting by a woman of this age. Her desire was to roll back the veneer of the finished artwork and to imagine signs of hesitation and mistakes as a way to unlace the becoming of a portrait. This notion of ‘artistic doubt’ has since had an influence on Stewart’s more recent oeuvre.
Stewart has exhibited in several solo shows including: Tripartite, Art Collective WA, 2016; Among other things, Perth Galleries, 2013; Unlacing Carnal Margins: Portraits by Angela Stewart, John Curtin Gallery, 2010; and 3 Women, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 1999.
Group exhibitions include: Art Collective WA, Sydney Contemporary, 2013; By Invitation, Black Swan Portrait Prize, 2013 and 2008.
A former lecturer for many years in major tertiary institutions, including Curtin University and North Metropolitan College (Central TAFE). In 2013, Angela became a foundation member of Art Collective WA and will represent the group at ArtStage Singapore in 2018.
Her work is held in several major collections including Curtin University, BHP Billiton, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, Bankwest, Kedumba Drawing Award, The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, St John of God Hospital, and the City of Albany.