Join artist Ryan Rivers for this exciting half-day workshop at Hive – morning tea included!
F or those familiar with Ryan’s work this workshop will focus on ‘Flauna’, Ryan’s description of his own sublime surrealistic animal and nature artworks. Learn and develop techniques using both pencil and paint whilst delving into the exciting world of surrealistic art.
C ome along and be inspired, working at your own pace in a small group tailored for individual interaction.
*This workshop is suitable for ages 16+ and all levels of ability, from beginners to more experienced artists.
*Papers , brushes and paints supplied , however please bring along any pencils, pens, paints, papers you prefer working with.
* Morning tea supplied.
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About Ryan Rivers
Ryan is a Tasmanian artist who is a nature lover at heart who developed a keen interest in science and the arts from a very young age by watching natural science and David Attenborough documentaries. Ryan grew up surrounded by an artistic family and numerous animals while his grandfather was a head ranger of Tasmanian National Parks. Ecology and faunae inspired his creative development as he became fascinated by non-human languages and animal/plant behaviours.
Research and observation are the backbone of Ryan’s practice as he explores artistic expressions of animal and plant relationships with humans in various literal and philosophical methodologies.
Ryan now seeks to communicate and collaborate with these languages to develop artworks and writings that are evocative to both animal and human artists and viewers. Ryan reads extensively and finds that there is nothing more enjoyable than learning something new about the natural world and its inhabitants. The ethical treatment and acknowledgement of animal sentience play a key role in not only his artistic practice but in his own lifestyle. Through studies and real-life encounters with wildlife, Ryan aspires to create art in collaboration with animal ‘others’ that provides a fluid spectrum of visual language between us that elevates the status of the animal as ‘artist’.
I nstagram: @ryan_rivers_art
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This project is supported by Arts Tasmania.
Images courtesy of the artist.
Main Image: Ryan Rivers, Devil in Detail, 2018, watercolour and coloured pencils on Arches paper.
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H ive, 50 Main Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
For more information head to www.hivetasmania.com.au