COMMUNITY PROGRAM

A series of engaging community activities have been programmed for the 2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Exhibition Season during the month of November.

The public are invited to participate in portraiture workshops (kids and adults - beginners to advanced), guided tours, artist floor talks and can watch live art demonstrations at FRANK at the Art Gallery of WA.

The Perth Cultural Centre will come to life with a fabulous digitally printed Community Exhibition on large display boxes, featuring the Youth Award Finalists and artworks created in partnership with our community partner, Starlight Children's Foundation.

Audiences will witness live portraiture challenges with "Famous Sharron" and other Perth personalities at our Pop Up activities.

All workshops will be facilitated by Black Swan Prize finalists or previous winners and most are free to attend.

 

PORTRAITURE WORKSHOPS - ADULTS

Art Gallery WA - Education Studio

  • Thursday 2 November | 10am - 3pm | BOOKED OUT
    • Elle Campbell, BSPP 2017 Finalist
  • Thursday 9 November | 10am - 3pm | BOOKED OUT
    • David Wells, BSPP 2017 Finalist
  • Saturday 11 November | 10am - 3pm | BOOKED OUT
    • Camilla Loveridge, BSPP 2017 Finalist
  • Sunday 12 November | 10am - 11am | BOOKED OUT  **BEGINNERS CLASS**
    • Effie Mandalos, BSPP 2017 Finalist
  • Thursday 16 November | 10am - 2pm | BOOKED OUT
    • Ross Potter, BSPP 2017 Finalist - with Lynwood SHS
  • Friday 17 November | 10am - 12pm | $30 per person
  • Wednesday 22 November | 10am - 3pm | $30 per person

 

LIVE PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATIONS - ALL AGES

FRANK @ AGWA

  • Friday 3 November | 1pm - 3pm | FREE
    • Karen Frankel, Galleria Art Studio
  • Saturday 11 November | 2pm - 3pm | FREE
    • David Wells, BSPP 2017 Finalist
  • Sunday 12 November | 11am - 12pm | FREE
    • Rachel Coad, BSPP 2016 Winner

 

FRANK offers exhibition visitors, locals and foodies a new place to eat, drink and chill. Sit and watch the BSPP live portrait demonstrations in FRANK's beautiful alfresco area. No bookings neccessary.

 

ART POP UPS - ALL AGES

WA Portrait Artists and the Black Swan Prize invites artists from across WA to take part in live portraiture events in various locations across the city. The public is welcome to join. 

  • Brookfield Place, Heritage Square, 125 St Georges Tce, Perth | Friday 24 November | 11am – 1pm
  • Perth Cultural Centre, Roe St, Perth | Saturday 11 and Saturday 25 November | 11am – 1pm
  • Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Tce, Perth | Friday 10 and Friday 17 November | 11am – 1pm
  • Murray St Mall, Perth | Saturday 18 November | 11am – 1pm **CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**

     

     

    PERTH PLEIN AIR PAINTERS "QUICK DRAW" PAINTING COMPETITION

    Perth Plein Air Painters and the Black Swan Prize invites artists from across Perth to take part in a "quick draw" painting competition at the Urban Orchard (near the Art Gallery of WA). FREE entry to all artists. Prize: $100 art materials voucher.  The public is welcome to join. 

    • Perth Cultural Centre, Urban Orchard, Perth | Saturday 25 November | 1pm – 3pm
    • For more info, visit @PerthPleinAirPainters on Facebook

     

    This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries.