Calling all young artists! As part of the 2021 Archibald Prize exhibition coming to the Penrith Regional Gallery 20 November 2021 to 9 January 2022, the Gallery will be hosting the Young Archie Penrith Regional Gallery – an exhibition of portraits by young people from the local community in the Penrith and Blue Mountains suburbs, aged 5 – 18 years.
This is an exciting opportunity for young people to celebrate their art skills while also honouring that special someone in their life.
From now until 7 November, young artists are invited to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life. Artworks can be posted to the following address:
Using materials found at home, Blue Mountains artist David Middlebrook guides students through foundational drawing techniques, with prompts for experimentation. This is a fantastic opportunity to stretch those creative muscles and connect with others in this social online workshop series. The classes are light, fun and inclusive, while giving participants the skills to create, explore and develop their individual vision.
David Middlebrook’s work is based in the Australian landscape and he specialises in large works dealing with tone and space. He has a PhD in the history of Australian landscape painting and drawing, and has exhibited nationally over his 25 year career.
David has recently exhibited at Penrith Regional Gallery in a powerful cross-cultural collaboration with Aboriginal painter and printmaker Ada Bird Petyarre.
DRAWING AT HOME WITH DAVID MIDDLEBROOK will be held online from 2-4pm on four consecutive Saturdays (11, 18 & 25 Sept and 2 Oct) $80 term fee. Bookings essential. A booking fee applies. Places are limited.