june, 2023

26jun(jun 26)9:00 am30(jun 30)4:00 pmGlen MackieLino Printing9:00 am - 4:00 pm (30)

Event Details

Level: All

Estimated Materials Cost: $100

Workshop Outline

Learn about Torres Strait Island culture and lino cutting as a traditional medium. In this workshop, Glen Mackie will assist in the development of your lino cutting technique then guide you to develop drawings to carve, focussing on composition and mark making. Finally, you will print your works and share stories.

Born on Yam Island in the Torres Strait, Glen Mackie has been elected as Yam Island’s ‘official’ storyteller. Glen’s mission is to keep the sacred stories alive. In Glen’s works, art and law are combined heroically with the figures woven into rhythmic patterns of design. Glen has exhibited recently at Canopy Arts Centre in Cairns, Firework Gallery in Brisbane, the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, as well as being a finalist in the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and the National Works on Paper Award in Victoria. Paintings, prints and sculpted objects by Glen are held in numerous private and public collections nationally, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Art Museum.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM