As part of her exhibition titled ‘Transit’, Stacey Korfiatis will also hold an art workshop titled ‘Atypical?‘, that critiques the fetishisation of youth, thinness, and unattainable perfection by looking at and normalising difference and diversity in human bodies.
The Transit exhibition will be at the iconic Black Cat Gallery from 18 to 29 July and the one–day life drawing and painting workshop, ‘Atypical?’ will be on 24 July at the gallery.
The workshop is designed for emerging/intermediate/established artists who are looking to explore a life drawing of a human body with a model. Participants are encouraged to bring along their practice materials (pencils, paints, brushes, paper, canvas and other materials that they would normally work with).
The artist will not give a lesson on how to ‘draw’ or ‘paint’ but how to appreciate and celebrate the beauty in bodies of all forms including ageing, ethnicity, visible and invisible disabilities, short- and long-term illness and injury, and neuro diversity.
Transit is a mix of new, existing, and in-progress work. The exhibition is designed to give an insight into the process of creating art whilst working with ongoing mental and physical health challenges.
It is an intersection of inspiration, opportunity, and optimism colliding with burn out – resulting in the artist calling a truce with her poor mental health, and negotiating a new resolution shown within this exhibition. It is also an intersection of atypical representations: both the varied people and bodies on display in the artworks, and the mental and physical health of the artist.
Stacey Korfiatis holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Metals & Jewellery) from Monash University. She has had ongoing involvement in the Melbourne art community since 2008. She has participated in a number of group, solo and curated shows. In addition to making her own work, Stacey has worked as studio assistant for jeweller Blanche Tilden.
Visual Art Workshop: 24 July 2018, 6 – 8.30 PM
Exhibition Dates: 18 to 29 July 2018
Black Cat Gallery
95 Johnston Street Collingwood
FREE EVENT. Bookings essential via Eventbrite.
Atypical? is presented as part of Emerge In Yarra 2018.