Artist workshop set for gallery

November 23, 2021 BY

Layered: Nusra Latif Qureshi trained at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan and later completed a masters of fine arts at Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Her work Justified behavioural is part of the Queensland Art Gallery collection. Photo: SUPPLIED

AFTER an extended period with its doors shuttered, the Bendigo Art Gallery promises to return as a hive of activity once again over the coming months.

One of the first hands-on opportunities for local creatives will be a workshop with traditional miniature painting proponent Nusra Latif Qureshi, who is also featured in the Gallery’s current contemporary female artist exhibition, SOUL fury.

In terms of her own style, elements of which she hopes to pass on during the session, Qureshi said the “many layers” present in her work refer to a “layering of identity, and to history where the roots of identity lay.”

“The images may come from historical photographs, botanical prints, scientific illustrations or advertising material,” she said.

“Combined with a select use of colour and outline, these images create a space where known histories can be questioned.”

Qureshi said the Bendigo workshop offers an opportunity to individuals “who wish to explore art techniques without the burden to produce a finished work.”

“The session provides a chance to learn a simple painting style and the use of basic techniques to achieve exciting results,” she said.

“The workshop will be held in a space adjacent to the exhibition Soul Fury. We will be surrounded by artworks full of vitality, colour and vigour.

“We have all been waiting for the lockdown to end, to see family, eat and drink with friends, visit art galleries, and do hands-on courses. Consider this an opportunity to learn in a hands-on, real-life art session where all art material is provided.”

The workshop is set for 2pm to 3.30pm on Saturday, 27 November, with tickets available via bit.ly/3CepYFZ.

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