Drawing and design were fundamental principles of the Pre-Raphaelites artworks. One of the defining features of Pre-Raphaelite art is their reshaping of the idea of beauty and femininity – their willowy models with flowing hair, pale skin and melancholy expressions defied Victorian standards of beauty.
View portrait drawings in the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition and then work with artist Lily Mae Martin to draw a Pre-Raphaelite life model, dressed in medieval inspired Pre-Raphaelite costume.
This session is open to all skill levels and all materials are supplied.
Lily Mae Martin is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts where she majored in Drawing. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas and she is represented in public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Image: Edward Burne-Jones, Study of a woman’s head turned to the left, 1868 (detail). Red and black chalk on textured paper. Ashmolean Museum. Bequeathed by John N. Bryson, 1977. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Art Gallery of Ballarat - Level entry from Lydiard Street via self-opening doors. Accessible toilet on the ground floor. Hearing augmentation equipment is available. Small elevator services the two levels. Large power wheelchairs and mobility scooters may require the service elevator to gain access to the second level. All spaces are large and easy to navigate.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350