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Bruce Reynolds Plaster Relief Workshop

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In this workshop, participants will cast a low relief piece from their own design. They will be shown how to carve their unique design in the negative which will then be cast as a positive panel. Hand colouring techniques will be shared and the resulting sculpture could be hung or hand coloured. Relief is an archaic architectural, sculptural, pictorial form of molded or carved design that stands out from a surface, to a greater (high relief) or lesser (low relief) extent. Relief formally sits between drawing or painting and sculpture and can be described as art in two and a half dimensions. Participants are encouraged to bring non-precious objects they feel could provide interesting impressions to include in their design.

What to wear:
Please wear closed-in shoes and plaster-friendly clothing. BYO Apron should you require it. 

What to bring:

Participants are encouraged to bring non-precious objects they feel could provide interesting impressions to include in their design.

About the Facilitator:
Bruce Reynolds studied at the ANU School of Art, ACT, and at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Now based in Brisbane, Bruce’s career spans more than 30 years in Australia and abroad as an arts practitioner and educator (ANU School of Art through the 1980s and more recently at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University from 1986 to 2006). A trained painter, Bruce works across 2D and 3D media, integrating the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture and relief in his practice. Bruce’s cast works gained the Griffith University Award for Excellence in Research in 2019. Bruce has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and has participated in many group exhibitions around Australia and in Germany. His work is held in public collections including National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; Museum of Brisbane; Artbank; the High Court, Queensland; and HOTA, Gold Coast. Bruce has regularly created large-scale artworks for integration into architectural projects, and has contributed extensively to Brisbane’s public art landscape.

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