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Live Panel: Why Every Artist Should Have A Sketchbook Practice
Thursday, June 22
12am–1am BST (Friday)
9am–10am AEST (Friday)
Mentors: Deb Mostert and Milisa Galazzi
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Join Mastrius Mentors Deb Mostert and Milisa Galazzi for a LIVE panel on Why Every Artist Should Have A Sketchbook Practice!
A sketchbook is an invaluable artist’s tool for recording a moment of your day, remembering ideas for new artwork, fleshing out about your inspiration... the list goes on! A sketchbook can transform your art practice to get you motivated, inspired, relaxed, and so much more.
The beauty of a sketching practice is there is no right or wrong—you can decide what to record and how, how big your sketchbook will be, and how often you will work on it. But with all this freedom, it can sometimes be hard to get started!
Join the discussion with Mastrius Mentors Deb Mostert and Milisa Galazzi as they give us tools to start and build upon our own sketching practices. They will:
- talk about the life changing magic of their sketchbook practices,
- give us a peek inside their own sketchbooks, and
- get us started with a few prompts for us to get started with our own sketching.
- They will answer YOUR QUESTIONS, so bring your curiosity!
Be sure to have a sketchbook and pencil/pen close by so you can participate!
As always, Mastrius events are LIVE & INTERACTIVE!
🚩 Tickets ONLY US$7 | FREE for Mastrius Members
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Meet Deb Mostert
Oil | Watercolor | Graphite | Pen & Ink | Sculptor
Mostert’s contemporary art practice is 35 years young and involves drawing, painting, sculpture, and public art.
Her work has been built around the search for collected personal objects, a love of natural history and curated public museum collections which can become quirky and crisp conversations around memory, collection, curation, and value. Her daily habit of drawing in a sketchbook feeds her practice.
Mostert holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art and has had 18 solo shows and been involved in more than 70 group shows in both regional and commercial galleries. She has won several awards and been a finalist in many National art prizes including the KAAF Art Prize, Redland Art Awards, Archibald Salon de Refuses, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, and Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing.
Mostert has over 20 years teaching experience with workshops and artist in residencies.
Meet Milisa Galazzi
Encaustic | Graphite | Mixed Media | Sculptor
I am intrigued with the ways in which we interrelate – especially when these relationships are punctuated by physical distance or separation by time. In this ongoing series of shadow drawings called String Theory, I visually nod to the complexities of interconnectedness and allude to the delicate yet strong relationships we form with one another over space and time. Much like the theory in subatomic particle physics in which tiny, vibrating, string-like objects float in space, my work visually vibrates with the use of line and shadow. In the world of physics, string theory exist in up to nine dimensions of space – plus the dimension of time. I layer multiple pieces of paper which visually reference this space-time continuum.
My physical manipulation of light and space in these works acts simultaneously as object, image, and silhouette. When illuminated by numerous light sources and hung off the wall, these hand sewn cut paper sculptures produce a visible dance of light. Working reductively to create this dimensional lace made with paper, thread, and wax, I literally and figuratively demonstrate – that which is removed is as important as that which remains.
Date: June 22, 2023
Start time: 05:00 p.m. MDT
End time: 06:00 p.m. MDT