Jenny Toye

Australia

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Ballarat Spring 2020:  21st – 27th September 2020

Jenny Toye

Jenny Noyes (Toye) embraces the unpredictability of the creative process, the best work she says “make themselves where those relationships between odd or disparate forms are meant to be.” She is the developer – building worlds from the fragments.

Noyes has 20 years experience as an artist, art lecturer and visual designer; she has produced large public sculpture and many smaller works for a number of Australian galleries. Noyes creates intriguing worlds by manipulating found objects and making others – her work often displays a bizarre juxtaposition of elements laced with narratives and metaphors.

PICKLE’S, PRICKLES AND PERNICIOUS HYBRIDS.
ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE.

Assemblage sculpture is the art of assembling disparate elements in construction, these are often everyday objects scavenged by the artist or elements made specially for the work and combined with found objects.

Working with both natural and man – made materials participants will complete a small sculpture. Materials for construction will vary from Kelp (seaweed) stitched and formed, Copper Shim, Copper/Brass rod, Penang Cane, Paper – Mache, discarded Plastic, Timber, Wire and Plaster.

A humorous element within the artwork is important because humour depends a lot on incongruity – it does this by creating shifts and shocks. The fusion of the natural and man made worlds will unite the work.

The starting point – an item or a material where the germ of an idea begins, playing with scale, creating tension between elements, the juxtaposition of surface treatments while evolving and refining shapes and forms for the production of artwork.

Participants are asked to bring small founds objects both natural and man-made (see participants list), which will be used in combination with other forms made during the workshop. Included is a variety of joining methods, the production of patinas for the surfaces of metal, paper and plaster.

What you will learn in this workshop

A humorous element within the artwork is important because humour depends a lot on incongruity

Bring small founds objects both natural and man-made, which will be used in combination with other forms made during the workshop

The starting point – an item or a material where the germ of an idea begins, playing with scale, creating tension between elements,

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