Sat, 18 Nov|
Newcastle Art Space
Masterclass with Michael Bell
Join us for a mixed media creative workshop with artist Michael Bell
18 Nov 2023, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Newcastle Art Space, 91 Chinchen St, Islington NSW 2296, Australia
About the Event
Mixed Media Creative Workshop - Participants will work in a variety of mediums exploring the possibilities of innovative approaches to their own creative practice.
Materials List - please bring:
8 sheets A2 Cartridge Drawing Paper
1 Roll masking tape
Drawing ink: black + colour of your choice
6 sticks of medium charcoal
Two paint brushes - sizes approx. 10-12
Plus: Whatever you have in your drawing /painting kit you would like to bring along!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michael Bell is a nationally recognised artist who has been creating and exhibiting for over 40 years. Working from his home studio in Newcastle he has held 24 solo exhibitions and participated in over 200 group shows. Bell has been selected twice as a finalist in The Archibald Prize and five times in The Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. He has designed various graphics, posters and illustrations for ABC Books, Triple J Radio, Mambo and The Castanet Club. He is also a gifted educator with extensive experience working with emerging and established creatives.
In 2007 and 2011, Bell was awarded The Cite Internationale des Arts Visual Artist studio in Paris, France. In 2018, he participated in The Hua Hin Contemporary International Artist Residency in Thailand. This month-long residency hosted 10 artists from Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Japan, The Philippines, India, Belgium, Thailand and Australia. In 2020, Bell was the winner of The Kilgour Prize for figurative painting at the Newcastle Art Gallery. Bell’s work is held in many private and public collections including National Gallery of Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Art Gallery, and Maitland Regional Art Gallery amongst others.