Talks, Workshops & Events
with Anthony Pelchen
A series of workshop over 4 weeks with an exhibition outcome. This masterclass led by Anthony Pelchen will explore expressive mark making in charcoal. Designed to activate different ways of looking, these sessions will focus on abstract drawing from the HRAG collection’s sculpture Mandalia by Clifford Last.
Workshops will cover short and long drawing studies, demonstrations of the potential of charcoal as a drawing media, as well as lively discussions about abstraction in art.
Cost: $130 including 4 workshops and inclusion in the HRAG exhibition ‘Drawing from Clifford Last’.
Bookings : 5382 9575 firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited. Payment must be made by Monday 22 May to secure your booking.
For Quantong based Anthony Pelchen, the act of drawing is central to his practice. Using the full versatility of this medium, his charcoal drawings develop through addition, reduction and process, echoing the relationship of the subject to the direct environment.
For more than two decades Pelchen’s practice has included painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture and installation. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize and the Blake Prize.
In 2010 Pelchen undertook a four month Asialink artist residency at Rimbun Dahan on the fringe of Kuala Lumpur, which was the foundation for his exhibition Kuang Road Prayer, first presented at Horsham Regional Art Gallery in 2013 and then La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo in 2015.
In 2016 Pelchen’s work featured in Pushing the Sky, the second exhibition in the newly renovated Horsham Regional Art Gallery.
His work is held in private and public collections across Australia including National Gallery of Victoria; John McBride Collection, Sydney; James Mollison Collection, Melbourne; Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne; Bundanon Trust; Artbank and the Horsham Regional Art Gallery.