The Banal Grotesque: Drawing Beasts in the Domestic Space

Online Event

Pip Ryan
Image: Pip Ryan (2020) Snake Charmer, watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 19cm. Photographed by Matthew Stanton

The Banal Grotesque – Drawing Beasts in the Domestic Space
Creative Workshop hosted by Pip Ryan

Metamorphosing flesh and objects, this workshop will use drawing and painting techniques including; watercolour, gouache, imitation gold mediums to create hybrid creatures using domestic objects/food items and body horror references. The class will also give a brief overview of how horror and humour impacts and permeates throughout Pip's work.

Suggested Materials List:
Any paints, paper, coloured pencils or texta, paint brushes, please choose a domestic object/food item you wish to incorporate into the drawing for example; spoons, toothbrush, spaghetti etc.

About your host:
Pip Ryan’s practice explores themes that surround the uncanny and absurd, using drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video. Referencing humour and themes of horror within her practice, she is interested in how these two states of consciousness overlap. Ryan often uses colour and humour to explore themes that are often dark and surreal. Ryan completed her Master of Fine Arts (research) at Victorian College of the Arts with the assistance of Australian Post Graduate Award. Ryan also collaborates with her sister Natalie Ryan exhibiting under The Ryan Sisters. Ryan is an Australian artist based in Narrm/Melbourne.

Closed Captioning available on request
If you require closed captioning, please contact Manda Wolf  via prior to the workshop.