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Rust, Layer, Embellish

Lisa Adams | Apr 26, 2017
Rust, Layer, Embellish
Inspired by the layers of nature,

local artist Grace Cross is excited to bring an exciting new art workshop to the 4017 area.

Rust Workshop: Rust, Layer, Embellish will teach participants a new way of surface decoration on paper, canvas, or fabric which will create an archival or decaying to the work.

Grace is an award-winning Queensland textile artist who creates mixed media and textile artworks with a fusion of layers of fibres, fabric, paper, rusting, stitching, beading, and embellishments. “Texture is the primary focus, embellished by layering washes of colour, stitching, fabric, paper, beads, and other tactile elements,” she explains. As well as being the recipient of numerous awards, Grace’s artwork can be found in both national and international collections. “My catalyst is nature, inspired by the lands of Australia and beyond,” she says.

With a focus on texture, the workshop will encourage participants to explore the mapping of the landscape through layering surfaces. Techniques of painting, tearing, layering, collaging, embellishing, and stitching will be traversed. “I have been exploring and creating with rust since 2014 in preparation for a special exhibition titled ‘Pier’. Many people who have viewed my rust artworks asked me if I ran workshops, so I decided why not. I did two in a row at our studio here at Naracoopa, and both were a wonderful success. I was so inspired with the results and what participants created, I decided to run these workshops in May,” explains Grace.

Anybody is welcome to attend. “No experience whatsoever is needed,” says Grace. “I will guide the novice art students every step of the way while encouraging those with more art background to push their own boundaries.”

With her vast experience, Grace loves presenting workshops to enthusiastic students.

“ As long as the demand is there,

I hope to continue offering workshops, not just in Rusting but also in other surface decoration techniques such as printmaking, silk painting and other textile approaches to art making.”

Naracoopa B&B,

99 Yundah St, Shorncliffe

24/25th May and 27/28th May

Cost: $190

Grace Cross 0412 147 456