Our two Artists in Residence, Katrina Goldsworthy and LeAnne Vincent were hosted at the Mulga Lands Art Gallery to facilitate workshops with their community through the local state school.
Charleville State School, Charleville State High School and the Youth Support group at Charleville State High had students participate in these workshops. These works were then on exhibition at Mulga Lands Gallery alongside the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
Thinking through compositional strategies of pattern and decoration, Katrina Goldsworthy led participants through her ‘Creating Decorative Pots’ workshop. The participants were taught how to visualise their responses to the theme, Our Perfect New World, decorating their canvas pots.
LeAnne Vincent delivered ‘Camera-less Photography’ workshops. In these workshops students learnt camera-less photography: photograms and cyanotype printing which is one of the oldest forms of photography that began in the 1800s. Creating images using various objects placed on light sensitive paper and fabric and exposing in sunlight. The students were taken through the process of preparing the paper and fabric with the cyanotype chemistry, exposing prints outside and washing prints.
Below: ‘Creating Decorative Pots’ with Katrina Goldsworthy led participants to visualise their responses to the theme, Our Perfect New World, decorating their canvas pots with pattern and decoration.
Below: ‘Camera-less Photography’ with LeAnne Vincent were students learnt camera-less photography: photograms and cyanotype printing which is one of the oldest forms of photography.
Meet the artists
Katrina Goldsworthy is known as ‘The Bull Artist’.
Katrina specialises in mixed mediums such as watercolour, pen and ink, prismacolour, and acrylics on kangaroo hide then stitched. A finalist in Brisbane Portrait Prize 2020 for ‘Chatelaine’ her study of Marisa Vecchio. Her art work allows for a deep sense of pride, power and purpose in her subjects with many a story line
LeAnne Vincent is an award-winning, photo-based visual artist creating conceptual art images that investigate human behaviour and environments by drawing inspiration from natural and urban areas, public and private spaces, and shared memories. Originally from the Mid North Coast of New South Wales she currently resides in Queensland and practices art in her Ipswich home studio and Queenslander cottage.
Her photography practice began with black and white film and working in the darkroom and has developed into a much broader practice including digital photography and exploring alternative processes including photograms, cyanotypes (blueprints), pinhole and Lomography.