Ryan Presley creates large watercolour paintings formed from detailed drawings and sketches. His ongoing project Blood Money (2010-current), on display at the IMA now, reimagines Australian banknotes with the figureheads of Aboriginal history.
Learn how to skilfully compose an image, considering light, shadow and colour using traditional sketching materials like colour, graphite and watercolour pencils. With a particular focus on realistic rendering, Presley will guide you to draw a range of subjects and scenes in the IMA Studio.
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Dr. Ryan Presley was born in 1987 in Alice Springs. His father’s family is Marri Ngarr and originate from the Moyle River region in the Northern Territory. He currently lives and works in Brisbane. His art practice is a reflection of his locale, which he audits and critiques. Presley’s work has been acquired by the University of Queensland’s Museum of Art, Murdoch University’s art collection, Griffith Artworks and the Museum of Brisbane. In 2016 his artwork has been included in the 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin, Frontier Imaginaries: No Longer at Ease at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, and was featured in the 2016 TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation. Dr. Presley completed a PhD (2016) at the Queensland College of Art, and his current project ‘Prosperity: an in-depth analysis of the Blood Money series’ is supported by the Griffith University’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached this workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be notified of cancellation 72 hours prior to the workshop date and refunded accordingly.
Participant Cancellation Policy
Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop will be fully refunded.
Bookings cancelled within a week prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund bookings cancelled within 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop.