Ballarat Spring 22nd – 28th September 2020
About Sally Tyrie
I work predominantly with Printmaking and mixed media, often preferring to select surface and media that makes connections with the theme and context. Method and meaning are often interconnected.
Approaches often involve deconstructing and assembling work using collage methods. In particular juxtaposing multi layered Prints and drawings with machine stitch as a way to examine, reinterpret and reimagine.
I tend to be drawn more to Printmaking techniques, such as mono print, that allow ‘chance’ and ‘accident’ as these allow me to adopt a more painterly and expressive approach.
My method of working usually involves some form of initial research and investigation. For instance repeated visits to a location, or historical research in a subject. It is important to me that visual and historical research underpin and inform the group of work. The investigative journey is as much a part of the work as the end result.
Whilst starting points to my work can vary, a recurring interest is in imagery that has a sense of the uncanny. Also, ways to convey a narrative around absence presence and transience. I am especially drawn to subjects with historical and environmental interest.
Print, paint, collage, stitch; The Language of marks
Using methods of mark making using print and paint media, together with assemblage and stitch, this workshop will explore ways to use multiple mark making techniques to produce exciting textural, colourful collaged works.
We will start by building up a body of layered drawings and prints using a variety of media, including ink and paint. We will also look at the use of unconventional surfaces to work with, such as book pages, book covers, envelopes and hand made papers. Techniques will include ways of producing multi layered prints and drawings using direct painterly methods as well as ways to capture marks using found objects and stencils. Following an initial lively period of mark making and printing we will then examine ways to edit, layer and collage the work. During this time there will be opportunity to discuss ways to juxtapose colours textures and marks and you will plan how to develop the work. The second half of the workshop will focus on assemblage methods. For instance ways to use hand and machine stitch and matt medium to join, collage, layer and embellish. Your outcome pieces may ether be two dimensional or have a sculptural element, depending on your preference and how you wish to develop your work. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with previous experience as there will be individual coaching and advice throughout.
Here's What You'll Learn With
Build up a body of layered drawings and prints using a variety of media, including ink and paint.
Use unconventional surfaces to work with, such as book pages, book covers, envelopes and hand made papers.
Focus on assemblage methods.