With her hyperrealistic sculptures that combine human and animal forms, the artist Patricia Piccinini not only captivates our attention but also provokes us to rethink our relationship to nature, history, and progress. Underneath the surface of these works—loveable or grotesque, depending on who you ask—what are the ideas and creative process?
Join us for this special workshop with Peter Hennessey, Piccinini’s long-term collaborator for nearly three decades. Trained as an architect, Hennessey has produced the artist’s works and coordinated her large-scale projects as production manager. In this workshop, he will be sharing with participants the process of making Piccinini’s sculptures from start to finish, including concept development, mold making, and material selection. Participants will discover that the fabrication of these sculptures is far from a solo effort—and get a glimpse of their studio culture, among others.
While this workshop is open to all, art professionals—ranging from artists, curators, exhibition designers to technicians—might find this workshop most rewarding.
This workshop will be conducted in English.