Join artist Rosie Deacon for a hands-on explosion of colour, pattern, and abstraction. Workshop participants will explore their intuition, creativity and obsession, working with materials both natural and manufactured to produce an experimental and unique wearable sculpture.
This is a kids-only workshop designed for 7-12 year olds. No experience necessary and all materials are provided.
Rosie is one of three contemporary Australian artists who have been invited as the Museum’s summer artists in residence. As part of their residency the artists will design and deliver workshops inspired by the work of Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, exploring identity and expression through spectacle and adornment.
Rosie Deacon (b. 1985) is a Sydney-based artist working in sculpture and installation. She engages with the spectacle of obsession and realms of the absurd. In 2010, Deacon graduated from UNSW COFA with first class honours and was the recipient of both the Gallery Barry Keldoulis Grant for Emerging Artists and the Dinosaur Designs Prize. She has held solo exhibitions at Varbergs Konsthall (Sweden), Townsville Regional Gallery, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, The Egg & Dart, The Cube Mosman Art Gallery, Firstdraft, Gaffa, and has been included in group shows across Sydney, Newcastle, Bathurst, MONA FOMA in Launceston, Townsville and Sheffield, UK.
In 2014, Deacon was selected as the inaugural Runway Annual Artist Commission. In 2015, Deacon was invited as the Guest Artist for Studio A’s project for Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island. Deacon exhibited at abandoned theme park ‘Adventureland’ for Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Winter Wonderland, and was included in Performance Contemporary for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks. In 2016, Deacon curated ‘Koala Nutbush’ ART BAR, at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, and was awarded Viewers Choice in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School, Darlinghurst. In 2018, Deacon was the winner of the Sculpture Prize in the Fishers Ghost Art Award.