Talk and masterclass at Portsea
Richard Lewer, 2010 National Works on Paper winner and 2016 Basil Seller Art Prize winner opens the doors of the Artist in Residence Cottage. He will talk about his latest works, recent exhibitions and his amazing mural commission for the Auckland University of Technology. See work created by Richard during his residency at Portsea and enjoy the ‘Reaction and Response’ drawing class where you’ll make experimental drawings in response to narrative and physical triggers. All welcome. A materials list, map and parking instruction will be provided on enrolment.
When: Monday 8 August, 10.30am–3pm (artist talk 10.45am–12pm, lunch 12pm–12.30pm, masterclass 1pm–3pm)
Cost: Members $60 Guests $65 (includes soup, crusty bread and beverages)
Richard Lewer has won the 5th Basil Sellers Art Prize held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. Lewer has been awarded the $100,000 acquisitive prize for his work The Theatre of Sports. The work represents Lewer’s sustained passion for art and sport, and examines the role sport can play in relation to mental illness.
The prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia. The exhibition is on display until 6 November, 2016.