Saturday, 5 December 2015

Workshop 16.2: Ruth Hadlow - Articulating Practice: exploring the interior terrain

Explore the creative process and work on strategies to enhance your own work practice. This workshop is aimed at supporting participants with structures to develop and create ideas and work.

Tutor: Ruth Hadlow

Title: Articulating Practice: exploring the interior terrain

Date: Sat/Sun 20 – 21 February 2016

Location: Brush Farm, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood


Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fees: ATASDA Member: $150, Non-Member: $200

Materials Fee to Tutor: None

The subtle slippery nature of generating ideas, their development and transformation into objects, images, words and forms is difficult to describe, express or even have confidence in, and yet it is the core of artistic practice. This workshop will focus on creative practice and all its parts – making, writing, reading, thinking and discussing.

Strategies for enabling the complex layering of ideas will be investigated through a series of structured projects dovetailed to participants’ individual interests. We will also look at sideways tactics for exploring and articulating the interior terrain of practice: ideas, processes, references, materials.

Articulating Practice is a workshop aimed at supporting participants to develop new ideas, extend ongoing projects and lines of enquiry, and provide subject material, references and structures for interrogation, exploration and response.

Ruth Hadlow is an Australian artist with a process-based practice incorporating writing, textiles and installation work. Ruth has exhibited nationally and internationally, undertaken numerous residencies around Australia and New Zealand, and been the recipient of several Australia Council grants for research projects. Ruth is well known for her freelance teaching focused on ideas development for contemporary textiles and visual arts practice.

As well as independent workshops and masterclasses, Ruth has taught at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, the School of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, the School of Art, Architecture, & Design at the University of South Australia, the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Charles Sturt University, and the School of Art at ANU.

Ruth lived in West Timor, Indonesia, with her family for 10 years and since returning to Australia in 2011 teaches freelance and part-time at various art schools. She has a PhD from the School of Art, Architecture & Design at the University of South Australia; her doctoral project, the Library of Translation Exercises, was a series of 12 artist’s books investigating relationships between language, text and textile practice in relation to living between cultures.

WS 16.2

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