Sounds of Space: Space Collage with Jo Parkin
Learn how to channel your interstellar artist in this free Space Collage workshop. Work with various source materials to create your very own analog Space Collage. Source materials will be provided but if you have any favourite images or paper at home that you would like to create with, bring them along.
Spaces are limited so to ensure your place get in quick and please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the subject 'SoS Collage'.
Jo Parkin is a Sydney based painter, collage and object maker. Jo works with the re-imagining of found vintage images by juxtaposing the forms into a new narrative. The process of image selection for background, foreground and midground is lengthy and involves almost endless edits to create a new reality. The modern pastiche that is formed by the traditional cut and paste method brings a new contemporary tableaux to emerge. Jo is committed to using old images that are beyond copyright to create something new and relevant to today. This brings old images into a contemporary context is both a homage and offer of respect to the original artists. The collage created is evocative and allows the viewer to invent their own narrative. Jo Parkin has a Theatrical and Fine Arts background. She is currently employed full time as a senior props maker with Opera Australia.
This event is part of the Sounds of Space exhibition. See the full program here.