Date: 20 October 2017
End Time: 1.00 pm
Neil Hawkins Park
200 Boas Avenue,
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CIAA 2017: Observational Drawing with Ross Potter (CIAA participating artist)
Join Ross Potter on a guided drawing tour through Neil Hawkins Park. Chat to the artist, and learn some of the tricks of his trade as you discover a natural specimen such as a feather, stone or leaf, immerse yourself in the process of transforming this into a special artwork of your own.
- Event will be held outside at Neil Hawkins Park
- No prior drawing experience needed
- Age 14+
- Please provide your own materials including sketchbook, pencils etc.
- As it is an outside event please bring sunscreen, hat, water etc.
About the artist
Ross Potter is a full-time artist with a studio at the J Shed in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Originally from Brisbane, Potter made his move to the west coast in 2007, working in the steel industry and creating art in his spare time. In 2011 he decided to take his art more seriously with the creation of his first solo exhibition. Potter’s passion for the arts continued to grow as his practice developed, leading him to pursue his artistic career full time in 2013.
Using graphite on paper, Potter dedicates his time to capturing the details in our everyday lives and finds escapism can exist in the simplicity of our very own reality. Altering perspectives and challenging our sense of place, Potter’s work captures the slow evolution of the urban landscape and how we, as a community, interact with our surroundings. As we fall in and out of love, it is the romance in these minute details that brings us all together.
Potter has held several successful solo exhibitions, as well as participated in special events, such as the invited feature artist at the 2016 Mazenod College Art Exhibition and a finalist in the 2015 Black Swan Portrait Prize.
Since being Artist in Residence at the Beehive Montessori School Adolescent Programme in 2012, Potter has conducted numerous drawing classes for both adults and children.