Splinter Contemporary Artists is running free workshops for the community as part of its contribution to the Shepparton Arts Festival.
“Our theme is ‘This is Us’ and the workshops are about painting and drawing ourselves or our family or friends and Splinter will collect them all and the final results will be on display at KidsTown during the festival,” the artist said. Lynne Hume.
Splinter Contemporary Artists are a group of exhibiting artists based in the Goulburn Valley.
Splinter members use a variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, textiles and mixed media.
The theme of This is Us is self-portraiture, and Splinter provides the art supplies for the studio.
The next This is Us workshop will take place at the Mooroopna Education and Activity Center on March 5 from 10am.
The members of Splinter have an exhibition with the same title in their gallery at the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery until the end of May.
The exhibit at Kyabram features self-portraits by Splinter artists, sharing a part of themselves with the community in a contemporary way.
“My portrait is a head, and you can see inside and it’s about me and COVID. I felt like I was locked in a cage,” Ms Hume said.
“And even when I could go out, I always stayed home, so I portrayed that in my portrait.
“Other people have (pictured) themselves and how they relate to the world around them).”
Ms Hume says they are “always” looking for new members to join Splinter.
“You don’t have to have perfection…you don’t have to be an artist to do it,” she said.
Splinter artists go beyond traditional art through innovation and seeking ideas to create thought-provoking works in all mediums.