The exhibition Mark Work celebrates the joy of mark making in all its forms - stamping, brushing, smearing, rubbing, hammering, tracing. The ability to create through spontaneous and experimental action. As part of Mark Work, we are hosting a rolling cast of tutors for a series of drawing sessions.
Each tutor will suggest alternative ways of tackling a drawing, taking inspiration from the different processes seen in the exhibition.
Areta Wilkinson’s mark making workshop will show participants how to use the stone pounding techniques that she employed to generate the body of work Ka Taka Te Wā – Time Passed, 2020, for Mark Work. Participants will use aluminium cans to create chain links that they will pound using small hand-held hammer stones with different textures and a larger stone as an anvil.
Participants will be encouraged to sit on the ground during this workshop. All materials will be provided. Sessions are 90 minutes long. Suitable for participants aged 12 years and over.
Areta Wilkinson (Ngāi Tahu) has developed a significant art practice over 27 years. She approaches applied art (contemporary jewellery) as a form of knowledge, grounded in Māori philosophies, especially whakapapa and a worldview informed by Ngāi Tahu perspectives