WORKSHOP ⟶ Learn artistic development from a multi award-winning media artist
Do you have a concept for an artwork but are not sure of how to develop the idea further? Or perhaps you’re simply intrigued by the creative process that brings an artwork or site-specific installation to fruition.
The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre are offering a unique opportunity to learn about the artistic process, from a multi-award-winning, internationally recognised media artist.
On Saturday March 4, The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre will be hosting ‘Responding to Environment’, a very special workshop with Experimenta Life Forms artist Dr Betty Sargeant.
Betty has exhibited international as both a solo artist as well as one half of collaborative duo PluginHUMAN, who’s light sculpture ‘PULSE: The Life Force of Trees’ is a crowd favourite of the Experimenta Life Forms exhibition.
“I’m really looking forward to hosting this workshop. The idea is that it will be both practical and inspiring, giving you the skills you need to evolve concepts into workable projects,” Betty says.
“The workshop will also focus on how to develop a site-specific artwork. We will take some time looking at the natural environment around the Riddoch centre as an example, and consider approaches to connecting with the landscape so you can learn how to respond to and give back to the environment you are working in.”
Betty also says not to worry if you don’t have an adventurous new concept in mind.
“You don’t have to have bring an artwork or specific idea – just your enthusiasm and a desire to explore concepts that speak to place.”
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a multi award-winning artist.
The workshop is free to attend, and booking is essential.
WHERE: The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier
WHEN: Saturday March 4, 10:30am – 1:20pm
COST: Free (bookings essential)
Suitable for ages 16+.
For more information visit the The Riddoch website or call 8721 2563 to book your place
ABOUT DR BETTY SARGEANT
Dr Betty Sargeant is a multi-award-winning, internationally recognised media artist. Betty works with the medium of light, creating video art, public art and immersive installations. Her practice operates at the intersection of art, technology and environmental science.
Betty has exhibited internationally (Asia, Europe, Nth America, Australia). She has made media art installations for institutions such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), Questacon (National Science and Technology Museum, Australia) and the Asia Culture Centre (South Korea). She’s won Good Design Awards and a Premier’s Design Award for her progressive art.
Betty has a solo and collaborative arts practice. Recently she has worked in collaboration with Justin Dwyer under the art duo name PluginHUMAN and with Yorta Yorta artist Lorraine Brigdale.