Floral Botanica – Exploring the landscape
Salvatore Zofrea’s style is characterised by a bold approach to colour and line, be it large scale painting or more intimate media such as linocuts and etchings. Whether celebrating the labours of southern Italian farmers or creating cryptic narratives, Salvatore Zofrea’s work shows a lusty appetite for life. Zofrea has been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes on numerous occasions, winning the Sulman Prize in 1977, 1979 and 1982.
Join Salvatore for Floral botanica – a masterclass workshop exploring the landscape. Salvatore will talk about his practice and individual approach to the landscape, demonstrating his methods of painting. Using sketchbooks, the class will draw en plein air in the gardens adjacent to the Gallery. Participants will be encouraged to photograph the scene with their smartphones or portable devices to record colours and shapes for use in the afternoon session. After lunch, the class will begin working-up a painting under Salvatore’s expert guidance, with opportunity during the day for one-on-one discussion and assistance.
The Masterclass Workshop Series provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the creative practices of past winners and finalists from the prestigious Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Designed for the more experienced artist, these workshops will enable you to further develop your skills and experiment with practices under the expertise of these highly regarded artists.
Morning tea provided. Bring your own lunch or purchase at the Gallery.
These workshops are designed for people with drawing and painting experience wishing to extend their skills and practice. They are not suitable for beginners. A full list of required materials will be supplied upon booking or emailed upon request. Basic supplies such as pencils and paper provided. gouache/watercolour.