with Christopher Bassi and Gara Doola
17 October 2019
Polish up your drawing skills with help from Brisbane-based artist Christopher Bassi in this special life drawing class in the IMA Belltower gallery.
Bassi will guide you through different approaches to sketching the human figure, capturing poses created by dancer Gara Doola from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA).
The lesson will draw on Robert Andrew’s exhibition Presence, with Doola responding to the work through his movement and poses, bringing another dynamic element to Andrew’s kinetic installation.
Paper, 2b pencils, and charcoal will be provided. You are welcome to bring along any additional materials.
Tickets $19 per person, $15 IMA members.
Workshop spaces are limited. Bookings are essential.
Christopher Bassi is an emerging Australian artist of Meriam, Yupungathi, and British decent. His work draws on art history, politics, and personal references to explore the complexities of social and cultural identities, enmeshed with colonial histories. He graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Exhibitions include Documents of Distance, Stable Art Space (2018); Placement: Monica Correa and Christopher Bassi, Spiro Grace Art Rooms (2017); Futureproof, Boxcopy (2018); Cross-mending, Outerspace Ari (2018); BEAUT Festival, Outerspace (2019); and 15 Artists, Redcliff Regional Art Gallery. His work is held in a number of private collections including the Museum of Brisbane.
Gara Doolah, known by most as ‘Gaz’, is a proud Ngatiwai man from Rawhiti, New Zealand, and Meriam man from Murray Island in the Torres Strait Islands. He currently studies an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Dance) at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) and loves to dance, play guitar, and sing. He has a passion for music, art, and choreography including Hip Hop and cultural dance. In his time at ACPA, Gara has worked alongside Bangarra Dance Theatre and various Logan-based high schools to perform the opening act of Creative Generations: Schools on Stage 2018.