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Tassie Timber Tetris - Free All Ages Workshop with Thomas Friend

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In Tassie Timber Tetris, artist Thomas Friend will lead us on a sculptural adventure in composing and creating with timber. Participants will experiment with methods of joining to create forms inspired by Art Farm. We will learn a mix of skills, including dowelling, joinery, and sculpture composition.

You will be welcome to take your sculpture home, or contribute your form to a combined Tassie Timber Tetris artwork designed with Thomas Friend.

-No experience is necessary, all ages welcome.

-Bring any random or special pieces of timber that you'd like to work with!

-Please be prepared to work outside, and bring sunscreen, hat, and drink bottle. 

About Thomas Friend:

Thomas Friend is an emerging Tasmanian creator who typically works by carving and creating with Tasmanian timbers. Additionally, he enjoys working with watercolour and acrylic mediums. He was selected to exhibit a watercolour portrait in the Tabernacle Art Competition at MOMA Machynlleth. He has also shown works at Good Grief and Gallerie Seventy-One in Hobart. He is extremely excited to be creating new works with wood and paint and appreciates the processes and construction phases.  

He has been working with local timbers since 2018, carving spoons and making sculptures. The wild places of Tasmania inspire him to create and protect while exploring different textures and forms of Tassie timber. He appreciates working with these natural phenomena for his own enjoyment and to explore our relationship with existence and identity. Recently, he won the large sculpture prize at Art Farm Birches Bay for a wooden sculpture titled takayna 71. The sculpture was inspired by his arrest among a group of activists defending the last Gondwanan temperate rainforest.

This activity has been assisted through Arts Tasmania

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