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Post Conceptual Painting with Iain Dean

September 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

| $200 - $220
A 2 day modern art class

Have you ever walked around an art gallery and said I don’t understand this?  Why did that win?  Or looked at your stash of blank canvasses and said I don’t know what to actually paint.  Do you need inspiration for Hedland Art Awards?  It seems the current “fashion” in Australian art is more about the concept and the process rather than another pretty painting and HARTZ members want to learn more.  So recommended by Andy Quilty, HARTZ is bringing Iain Dean up from Perth to teach us.

Iain’s plan for this class is to open our minds in the different ways we can think about and approach art making.  This class emphasizes the “process” of making art rather than any predetermined composition or plan.  We will learn how to translate the concepts of change and transience as the art evolves. We will learn to think about art differently … the idea of painting as object rather than painting as subject – post conceptual painting.  There are many artists would have working in this manor like Nauman, Reinhardt, Oehlen, Ryman, Martin etc.

Don’t worry if this sounds too much like gobbly-gook to you.  The concept is actually very open and the class will be very fun and liberating for beginners and advanced painters.

We will start with a quick visual presentation about the schisms and major effects on painting post conceptual art, and then we will interpret and make small paintings using some informal approaches.

Please bring:

  • a water bottle
  • your lunch and snacks (or you can go out)
  • 3 drop cloths  (one for under your easel, one to cover your chair and one to cover your table):  Sheets and towels make fabulous drop cloths
  • Rags, paper towels and baby wipes to wipe your hands on

About Iain

Iain Dean completed a Certificate IV in Fine Arts at the Adelaide Central School of Arts, South Australia (2007) and is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Curtin University, Western Australia. He has held solo exhibitions in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Dean was awarded the Black Swan National Portrait Prize in 2014. He has been a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize (2015) and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2013). His work is held in the collection of Artbank.  iaindean.com



September 9, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$200 - $220


Sangita Daniel


Lot 4 No2 Richardson Rd,
Port Hedland, WA 6722 Australia
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