Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual Artist Kelly Milton is coming to the Riverina!

Contemporary South Australian visual artist, Kelly Milton, has initiated a series of regional art classes, designed for rural communities who may have limited access to formal art education and visual art opportunities. 

"I have pitched these classes specifically for people who feel they have little or no art skills, but secretly would like to give drawing and watercolour painting a crack." says the 2016 finalist of the Women's art prize. "The majority of my clients start the sentence with "I can't draw". My perspective is that if you can hold a pencil or pen, then you can draw!” 

Kelly is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. In 2013 she was awarded the ‘Artists at the Armory’ Residency in Sydney, and was selected for several exhibitions there. In 2015 she was a finalist in the Emma Hack Art Prize and the Whyalla Art Prize. Her work has been collected in Croatia, Sydney, Melbourne, the Print Council of Australia, and numerous Adelaide collections.

With her art project 'the Kelly Crew', Milton aims to make contemporary art skills accessible to everyone. “We've had great results from the Kelly Crew Project. All budding artists’ involved are now confident learner-­‐artists, and are looking at their long-­‐term creative development." 

Kelly Milton has a long term vision for her project including "periodic follow up classes with home grown, or self seeded community exhibitions later down the track".

Classes will be held between 18 - 24 July in the new Narrandera Arts Centre.

For all enquiries, please contact Kelly directly on: 0447772249, or via her website: www.kellymilton.com.au

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