ACE Open Front Room
In this workshop, four-time Archibald prize nominee Abdul Abdullah provides participants with an in-depth insight into his unique painting practice, with a specific focus on portraiture.
You will be introduced to a range of techniques using acrylic paints, discuss compositions and colour combinations, and learn simple ways to construct portraits with a focus on the creation of shadow and light in your work.
Please bring along a photo or image you would like to use as inspiration for your portrait. All materials and light refreshments are included.
ACE Open’s workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary Australian artists in a creative, social and participatory environment. Designed to suit a range of skill levels and interests, these artist-led programs offer all audiences – from curious gallery-goers through to practicing artists – an opportunity to learn a range of creative techniques through hands-on, practical classes.
ABDUL ABDULLAH is an artist from Perth, currently based in Sydney, who works across painting, photography, video, installation and performance. As a self-described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ in society. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalized minority groups and he is particularly interested in the experience of young Muslims in the contemporary multicultural Australian context. Through these processes and explorations Abdullah extrapolates this outlook to an examination of universal aspects of human nature.