Creative Concepts: an Interactive Talk on Making

An interactive discussion on what concepts motivate and activate art



1 hour Class size 8 to 15 label $35


Canberra artist, poet, and art theorist Dr Sarah Rice presents an interactive talk about what concepts motivate and activate art creation. How can concepts drawn from philosophy, literature and creative writing, for example, inspire a creative practice in the visual arts? What compels people to make? Why are we drawn to certain tools, materials and textures? What is the heart of the matter and the matters of the heart?

This talk is suitable for artists, craftspeople, designers, and hobbyists at any stage of their practice, and anyone interested in thinking about how artists think with their hands. It would suit anyone wanting to get inspired by mess and materials, process and practice, tools and techniques, creation and compulsion, making and madness!

We will be serving a beautiful cheese platter and drinks, so please arrive for 5:30 pm before we start the talk at 5:45 pm.

Please note: After Sarah's talk, POP will be hosting another event starting at 7 pm. Attendees are invited to book into the event The Underground Gin Tasting Experience. Make a night of it! Attend both events at POP, and use Promo Code '3DECTALKGIN' to get 10% off.



Aside from this class, POP Canberra also has the following coming up:



Knowledge Required
This talk is open to everyone!
 
What you'll get
  • An entertaining and inspiring talk by Dr Sarah Rice, plus a recitation of her beautiful poem 'You-Matter', originally written in response to Australian Design Centre's Obsessed Exhibition.
  • A cheese platter by Grazy Daze and drinks!
  • A special discount offer to the proceeding event at POP, The Underground Gin Experience.
What to bring
A notebook and pen if you wish to make notes.
 
Location

POP Canberra - Level 1, Shop 12, 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT

Your teacher
Dr Sarah Rice

Dr Sarah Rice

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Dr Sarah Rice is an art-theorist, visual artist and writer. She is regularly commissioned to write poetry in response to visual art and run ‘ekphrastic’ art/poetry workshops in conjunction with institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Glassworks, Australian Design Centre, Belconnen Arts Centre, Craft ACT, and Canberra Museum and Gallery. She collaborates with other artists across diverse media (most recently in the crafts – particularly glass artists), and makes visual art in response to her own poetry, which has been exhibited most recently at M16, ANCA, and the Front Galleries. She lectures in art theory, and practice-led research in craft and design, and writes exhibition catalogue essays (for instance for the NGA’s recent Mike Parr exhibition), as well as creative academic research papers such as for Text Journal’s special issue on ‘Creativity’. Sarah won the inaugural Ron Pretty, and Bruce Dawe poetry prizes, co-won the Gwen Harwood, and Writing Ventures International Poetry Prizes, and has been published extensively in poetry journals and anthologies. Sarah’s limited-edition art-book of poetry Those Who Travel (prints Patsy Payne, Ampersand Duck, 2010) is held in the permanent collection of the NGA and other arts institutions, and her full-length poetry manuscript Fingertip of the Tongue has recently been published with UWAP, and was shortlisted in the ACT Publishing Awards.




Your host
POP Canberra
POP Canberra

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Workshop POP by POP Canberra is an inclusive community space, where locals can connect over creativity, knowledge and social engagement. Workshop POP hosts regular unique, fun and spontaneous workshops and events. Think hands-on crafty courses, food and beverage tastings and skill-sharing events to support you in life and business!

We are dedicated to providing a place where our creative leaders can share their skills; where we can engage with our community in more interactive and tangible ways, honouring our ethos of friends supporting friends. We’re here to help you discover a new hobby, upskill, meet interesting people and contribute to a better Canberra.

Established as a pop-up shop focusing on local seasonal gifts, POP Canberra has been supporting small businesses, makers, artists, thinkers and doers since 2018. In April 2020 we embarked on a mission to bring our POP community to the people all year round and created a permanent retail space in bustling Braddon. We have just launched Workshop POP and welcome you to share in the POP Canberra community!

Verified reviews

Mary Besemeres • Dec 2020


Wonderful class. Sarah is a magician! She sparked ideas, encouraged shy people, got us all dreaming. Will recommend for sure. Then afterwards my teen & I relished chance to browse in beaut shop downstairs, full of affordable tasty artistic things (Xmas trinkets to Enigma chocolates)

Carmel McCrow • Dec 2020


Very personable and interesting to listen to, enthusiastic about her subject, involving the class so that the time sped by.
A beautifully put together cheese and fruit platter provided with a pleasant wine.
A most enjoyable and enlightening experience.
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