Virtual Aboriginal Art
Prior to the day we’ll send an art pack to all guests that includes a canvas, paint pens, apron and gloves, as well as some reference materials.
Hosted by renowned artist Garry Purchase, we start by sharing some artwork and how symbols used in ancient Indigenous art is still used today.
Before putting paint to canvas, we ask guests to explore their own connections with community.
This can be their family, workplace or any place where they feel belonging.
Each person then creates their own individual artwork that tells their story and what community means to them.
The end result is a collection of artworks that communicate a story and strengthen connections.
We finish the workshop by inviting guests to share their artwork and story.
Garry is a proud Aboriginal man of Dharawal, Bidjigal and Dhungutti descent.
He grew up in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs in Botany and was raised amongst the Aboriginal community of La Perouse, and is a member of the Timbery family of which there are many famous members.
His artistic style is a more modern take on traditional Aboriginal art, steering away from the common dreamtime stories and focusing on his own personal journey, experiences and social issues that pushes a lot of creative boundaries as he stretches the limits of what Aboriginal art can be.
His painting “The Journey” won both the Aboriginal Health award and the People’s Choice award at Mental Health Art Works! 2014 and he also won the Aboriginal Health award again in 2016 with “Missing Pieces” and in 2017 with his piece “Tribal Blood”.
SELF MADE INDIGENOUS CORPORATION
Hidden Door is proud to partner with Self Made Indigenous Corporation.
Self Made Indigenous Corporation is a not-for-profit established to support, encourage, and develop Indigenous youth living in remote and rural Western Australia & the Northern Territory.
The Art and Culture Program is a fun and interactive workshop that helps strengthen their knowledge and establish a cultural connection to their Indigenous culture.
Your art experience directly supports the Art and Culture Program.