Workshop with Hayley Millar Baker
Adelaide College of the Arts, Level 1, 39 Light Square, Adelaide
$99 Full / $79 ACE Associate/Concession
By digitally assembling photography and archives, Hayley Millar Baker constructs complex visual insights to past, present and future realms. Her practice uses storytelling as a methodology to reclaim and re-author constructs of history, narrating inherited and personal stories.
In this one-off workshop, Hayley Millar Baker will teach participants a range of Photoshop techniques for the purposeful construction of imagery. You will learn how to create a digital image that narrates a personal memory or inherited story.
Participants will need to bring along 10-20 of their own digital images on a USB or Dropbox.
Hayley Millar Baker (Gunditjmara, AU) is a research-driven, contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Utilising her mediums of photography and multimedia, Hayley examines human experiences of time and memory, resulting in monochromatic photographic works—often in series that divulge her storytelling methodology. Here, she negates experiences of remembering/misremembering memory, while reflecting on how often personal recollections and historical accounts are improvised and embellished. Her work has been exhibited nationally including the University of Technology, Sydney (2021); TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art (2019, 2017), Yirramboi Festival (2019, 2017); Sydney Festival (2018). Millar Baker’s work is held in significant collections across Australia: Australian War Memorial, Canberra; Melbourne Museum; Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Murray Art Museum, Albury; State Library of Victoria; Shepparton Art Museum; Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne; Horsham Regional Art Gallery. She recently won the John and Margaret Baker Fellowship for the National Photography Prize in 2020. Hayley Millar-Baker is represented by Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.
ACE Open’s workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary 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. All materials and light refreshments will be provided.