Workshop description: Artist Lily Cummins will lead students on a search around Ngununggula to look for interesting things to draw. Back in the education space, students will have the opportunity to closely observe what they have chosen and using paint, pencils and textas are encouraged to draw their objects. Observational drawing is an important skill and as students begin to look more carefully than usual, they will notice shapes, patterns and colours.
Artist description: Lily Cummins is an artist based on Gundungurra land (Southern Highlands, NSW). Her practice examines both the self and the emotive bonds and attachments people develop to places, through investigative mark making and colour theory. Cummins’ practice is intuitive and relies on her imagination to conjure up scenes of nostalgia for a memory the audience will never know or a place they have never been. However, the familiarity of these enigmatic places is deliberate as Cummins draws on her own memories to weave a dream-like patchwork of dissonant colours and marks.