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Andrew Southall, Sessional Teacher

Andrew Southall


Andrew Southall is an Australian artist whose practice includes abstract painting, figurative drawing, sculpture, printmaking and writing. He exhibits regularly and has works in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Bank and New Parliament House, Canberra.

‘I love paint, it isn’t mysterious it’s just paint: pigment, filler and dryers and in varying degrees depending on need and quality, and of course colour – black and white are colours too – black and white is probably my favourite. All painting except house painting I respond to in varying degrees of interest and fascination. Historically my preferences pretty much begins with Giotto, on through the Primitive Italians, Rembrandt’s etchings – and many of Fred Williams London etchings – and then on to the early Western Expressionists to the American Abstract Expressionists and a handful of English artists, mostly figurate such as Roger Hilton, Stanley Spencer, and Edward Burra, even David Hockney even Francis Bacon even Andy Goldsworthy.’

Mixed Media Workshop description:

In this small six-hour class you will have the chance to explore a range of drawing materials and learn a variety of drawing techniques, making multiple studies to take home. Run by renowned Australian artist Andrew Southall, you will be taken through the process of making a finished drawing using pencil, ink and charcoal as Andrew guides you along the way with practical demonstrations.

Small drawing projects are set throughout the day to focus in on each element of technical drawing so that regardless of experience each attendee will find something new to add to their skill set. Irrespective of your creative focus this drawing intensive is incredibly valuable to any artist.

All materials including a range oaf artist-quality papers and morning/afternoon are provided.

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