Our two Artists in Residence, Melissa Spratt and Katrina Goldsworthy were hosted at Rosalie Gallery to facilitate workshops with young artists in their community.
Collaborating with Libraries and Galleries in the local council region the Artists facilitated workshops at Clifton Library, Rosalie Gallery, Crows Nest Gallery, Oakey Library, Millmerran Library, Pittsworth Library and Yarraman Library.
Melissa Spratt delivered a ‘Weaving with Wool’ workshop were students learnt the craft of finger-knitting! Using a metal loom, students were shown methods to transform strings of knitting into circular weavings. Using beads to add decorative elements to the works.
Thinking through compositional strategies of pattern and decoration, Katrina Goldsworthy led participants through her ‘Creating Decorative Pots’ workshop. The participants were taught how to visualise their responses to the theme, Our Perfect New World, decorating their canvas pots.
The outcomes from these workshops were then on display at Rosalie Gallery alongside the Queensland Regional Art Awards 2021.
Below: ‘Weaving with Wool’ workshop Melissa Spratt taught students learnt the craft of finger-knitting. Using a metal loom, students were shown methods to transform strings of knitting into circular weavings.
Below: ‘Creating Decorative Pots’ workshop with Katrina Goldsworthy taught participants how to visualise their responses to the theme, Our Perfect New World, decorating their own canvas pots.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Melissa Spratt is an emerging artist who lives and works on the Gold Coast.
Melissa has worked with various mediums including painting, photography, drawing and printmaking, but has found most enjoyment in the realms of installation and sculpture. Recently exploring textile and surface design elements in sculpture and working closely with different yarn making techniques, where she is most well known for her finger-knitted artworks.
Katrina Goldsworthy is known as ‘The Bull Artist’.
Katrina specialises in mixed mediums such as watercolour, pen and ink, prismacolour, and acrylics on kangaroo hide then stitched. A finalist in Brisbane Portrait Prize 2020 for ‘Chatelaine’ her study of Marisa Vecchio. Her art work allows for a deep sense of pride, power and purpose in her subjects with many a story line