Drawing the Head:
Head Studies from the Model

with Godwin Bradbeer


Suitable for: ALL LEVELS

Session Times Available:
(AM) Morning session SOLD OUT!
(AM) Morning session SOLD OUT!

This session provides an opportunity for participants to advance their capacity to make dynamic portrait drawings from the life model.
The session will primarily address objective analysis and comprehension of the subject and tuition will be both elementary and sophisticated in nature.
Drawings will be easel based and participants should be willing to draw with assertive engagement in the suggested processes. The primary medium will be charcoal, so be prepared to get messy!
Issues relating to linear structure, tonality, anatomical structure and expressive gesture will be addressed in this session incorporating practical demonstration, discussion of work in progress and the location of ideas within historical and contemporary contexts.

Processes (and materials) will be both conventional and experimental.

*Additional Note from the presenter: I tend to talk a lot, so participants might benefit having a notebook handy!


About the Presenter

Godwin Bradbeer is a Melbourne based artist with a reputation for intense and large scale figurative drawing. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since the 1970’s. He has taught at the University of Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts, Monash University and other art schools in Australia and in Asia. From 2005 until 2010 he was the Head of Drawing in the School of Art at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Despite substantial experience as a photographer and a painter his most definitive practice is most frequently in various modes of drawing.
A major survey of his work titled; ‘Godwin Bradbeer: Enigma and Stigma’ was presented at Deakin University in Melbourne in 2017. And in 2006 – 2008 an extensive retrospective exhibition toured seven regional galleries in several Australian states.
Bradbeers’ work is included within the collections of the Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of N.S.W., the Art Gallery of South Australia, Parliament House, Canberra, the Archive of Humanist Art, Commonwealth Art Bank, Lim lip Museum, Korea, Korean Art Institute, the University of Western Carolina, U.S.A. and other institutional collections nationally and internationally.
Bradbeer is the recipient of many awards including the Dobell Prize for Drawing from the Art Gallery of N.S.W. a prize that he won in 1998.
Bradbeer has been included in many publications on Australian art and a major monograph on the artists work authored by Dr Janet McKenzie has been published by Thames and Hudson in 2018.
In 2018 and in 2019 Bradbeer showed work at Galerie La Capitale in Paris and at Galerie Hoge Bomen in Belgium.
The artist is represented in Melbourne, Australia by the James Makin Gallery.

Website: godwinbradbeer.com






Bradbeer In Studio Crop

235 Alla Prima Portraits Copy

Bradbeer Studio 2017 01

Oblique Man Godwin Bradbeer

Artwork & Images courtesy of Godwin Bradbeer