Kelcie Bryant-Duguid has a multi-disciplinary art practice that is materials based, employing a wide range of textile methodologies. Her work features text and stitch, often exploring political and social issues. Themes of identity, the environment, place and belonging form her personal narrative.
With a teaching background in textiles and visual arts, her practical knowledge and experience have given her a unique insight into mentoring student success. She has facilitated community-based projects and installations with councils and designed education programmes with galleries and hospitals.
Kelcie’s work is widely exhibited and held in public and private collections, and regional galleries
Everyday Objects – An Exploration of the Still Life Genre
This workshop forces you to take the time to slow down and look, observe, and notice the little things in your everyday. The still life genre embraces the ordinary and allows us to connect to those things that ground us and provide a sense of belonging and normality to our lives.
Through the lens of observation, we will focus on a variety of drawing and mark-making exercises and approaches as jumping off points that can be adopted in the development of your own art making practice. This is an experimental workshop in which a wide range of textile and print-making techniques and process opportunities will be provided and explored.
- Create coloured and patterned background fabrics and papers through simple resist dyeing and eco-printing techniques.
- Use accessible printmaking techniques including linocut, drypoint, and monotype to develop a range of motifs for their chosen still life subject/object.
- Employ collage, applique, hand stitch and free machine embroidery as design development tools to explore colour, add surface embellishment, and texture to their work.
- Create prototypes for the development of 3 dimensional forms (eg. sculpture).
- Learn about traditional still life artists and their influence on art movements such as Impressionism and Cubism.
- Look at how Contemporary Still Life is represented today.
There will be opportunity to document, assemble, and collate your work in simple book forms, a scroll, sculpture forms, or the development of larger work. Please note the focus of this workshop is not about making a finished product (although this can be a goal if desired). It is primarily about experimentation and exploring process and the possibilities that offers to the maker. Depiction of your subject matter with options to translate designs to a diverse variety of visual applications such as decorative motifs, jewellery, wearable garments, soft sculpture, repeat printed patterns, 3D forms, home-furnishing application, etc will be discussed.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced artists who work in mixed media and textiles and wish to take a new approach to their practice. This course is for you if you are open to trying new things, and have a willingness to experiment and explore without the pressure of an end product.
Basic sewing machine skills are recommended.
What you will learn in this workshop
Use accessible printmaking techniques including linocut, drypoint, and monotype to develop a range of motifs for their chosen still life subject/object.
Employ collage, applique, hand stitch and free machine embroidery as design development tools to explore colour, add surface embellishment, and texture to their work.
Look at how Contemporary Still Life is represented today.