Laura Wills, Home Drawing, 2016 Chalk on First Creek river bed. Image courtesy the artist

Laura Wills, River Mural 2019, created with reception students at Trinity Gardens Primary School. Image Courtesy the artist

Laura Wills, Flow Map, 2019, Digital drawing, 98 x 71 cm. Image courtesy the artist.

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Laura Wills


Ticketed , $89 Full / $69 ACE Associate/Concession.
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Ace Open front room and courtyard

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All levels

  • Wheelchair Access

This workshop explores collaborative and site-specific drawing processes. Experiment with drawing techniques using earth pigments, pastels, recycled paper and collage. Participants will develop a work individually and then collectively create a large-scale immersive work in the courtyard space at ACE.

Laura will guide you through pigment preparation, a range of mark making techniques and the process of working collaboratively on a large-scale work. Responding to the site and drawing inspiration from Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition, participants will have a unique opportunity to be part of creating a highly visible, ephemeral mural that will remain on the building and surrounds for the remainder of the exhibition.

This workshop provides anyone interested in working collaboratively on a large-scale piece and expanding their drawing skills a hands-on opportunity to be part of a truly unique experience.

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.

LAURA WILLS is an Adelaide-based visual artist with an expanded approach to her practice. She often collaborates with other artists in the creation of site responsive and participatory works. Primarily working across the discipline of drawing in various contexts such as pastel and digital drawing into maps, drawing in installation and projected light drawing for live performances. Wills is interested in creating works that are communicative in nature and connect us to the environment. Themes Laura explores in her work include investigations of mapping, shelter, the environment, botanical relationships and food security issues. She is currently working with Louise Flaherty on a Collections Project residency at the Museum of EconomicBotany.