In the lead up to the HORSE DRAWN exhibition, senior artists take up residency in the Midland Junction Arts Centre studios for up to 6 weeks. Artists renowned for their technique examine line, tone, texture, structure and movement through workshops with local school students, artists and the community.
ROSS POTTER | March to April
During his residency Ross has created a life-size drawing exploring proportion and rendering techniques to capture the texture and feel of horses. Whilst creating his huge portrait of ‘Thunder’ Ross also ran a series of workshops at Midland Junction Ross teaching people of all ages the art of drawing horses including children, school students, adults, people with disability and seniors.
STEVEN AITON | April to June
In workshops for schools, children and adults Steven Aiton shares some secrets of stop-motion animation and the historical significance of the zoetrope while exploring the characteristics and movement of horses. During his workshops participants develop a short-story and create an animated film using mobile technology, ipads, recycled materials, paper and drawing materials. The short films will be displayed during the HORSE DRAWN exhibition.