UP-CYCLE: EXPLORING SCULPTURE - ALL
Join multi-disciplinary artist Zoë Nash for this exploratory weekend workshop in which students will explore contemporary three-dimensional creations, using a bizarre collection of found materials. Beginning with an overview of both New Zealand and international sculptural practice, students will spend the first day creating a range of preparatory models, familiarising themselves with their materials, and working towards developing a conceptual theme. Day two will be spent producing a finished piece and will include ongoing feedback and critique.
Students need to bring: any unwanted materials: i.e. stuff you would usually throw out in the inorganic collections or give to the Salvation Army… preferably cleaned. Examples could be: hose pipes, watering cans, plastic bottles, wool, fabrics, broken furniture, clothing, sports gear… nothing precious or sentimental.
Course Code: SCES414
Tutor: Zoë Nash
When: Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Date: 29 & 30 Nov 2014
Maximum Enrolment: 14
Cost: $150 BOOK NOW
Zoë Nash. 'Discard' was selected to be a part of Sculpture on the Peninsula 2013. At a variable height of approximately 800mm (approx. width 450mm, depth 550mm), it has been hand-sewn and constructed from a range of up cycled socks, stockings and pyjamas.
Positioned on the floor of the slaughterhouse at Laudon Farm, it is a mixed media work that explores ideas about repetition, process, experience and transformation. It is made from a combination of found materials that have been woven, twisted, and sewn together, referencing the body in both an absent and present state. Displayed as an item abandonded, it also speaks of guilty obsessions, sexual secrets, hoarding, and loss.