9.00am – 12.00pm Tuesday 5 October 2021

Indian Ocean waves from the sea, how big can they be?

Listen to the sound of ocean waves while you paint in water colours with artist, Claire Davenhall. While your painting is drying, you will be whittling your own drawing sticks from drift wood (using child friendly vegetable peelers) and drawing in our curiosities. Claire will bring in a range of objects (heart urchins, giant clams, corals and shells) to spark your imagination. They are all sourced the Indian Ocean rim and we will share stories of discovery as we look at them closely. Please wear clothing suitable for washable watercolours. Workshop suitable for ages 8 and over. Snacks will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Claire Davenhall is an award winning visual artist and educator who graduated with honours in fine art at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, she studied in Athens School of Fine Art & North Karelia Polytechnic in Finland. Claire has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and beautiful locations including Sculpture at Scenic World NSW, Sculpture by the Sea WA, Swell Sculpture Festival QLD, Brighton Jetty Sculptures SA. She currently lectures in Fine Art.

IOTA21: Big Wave Workshop with Claire Davenhall

Please register as spaces are limited. Refreshments will be served.
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Building 200A, Bentley Campus, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102

For further information, visit jcg.curtin.edu.au or call (08) 9266 4155. If you have special requirements to enable you to participate in this event, please contact JCG. For more information about AccessAbility services at Curtin University please visit curtin.edu.au

The John Curtin Gallery co-presents the central international exhibition with Fremantle Arts Centre for this new festival of contemporary craft IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. 

The artists in the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday are guided by principles of craft as a social practice capable of enhancing community innovation, collaboration and economic improvement. 

Blending traditional practice with contemporary materials and expressions they explore themes such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture. Works include ceramics, fibre and textiles, weaving and painting.