Painting Portraits

with keynote speaker Abdul Abdullah


 

Suitable for: ALL LEVELS

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

 

Join our keynote speaker, artist Abdul Abdullah, for an acrylic portrait painting workshop that begins by breaking down some of the basics: proportion, tone and colour. Abdul will then guide participants through some fundamental steps in constructing an image that can be taken back into classrooms, giving examples that can be easily replicated. During this workshop, Abdul will cover hue, tone and saturation in colour, and provide tips on how he creates quick portraits using application techniques that are transferable across all genres of painting.

 

About the Presenter

Abdul Abdullah (b. 1986) is an artist from Perth, currently based in Sydney, who works across painting, photography, video, installation and performance. As a self described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ in society. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalized minority groups and he is particularly interested in the experience of young Muslims in the contemporary multicultural Australian context, as well as connecting with creative communities throughout the Asia Pacific. Through these processes and explorations Abdullah extrapolates this outlook to an examination of universal aspects of human nature.
His works are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Gallery of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Artbank, the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, The Islamic Museum of Australia and The Bendigo Art Gallery. In 2015 Abdul exhibited at Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, in 2016 he exhibited at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art and in 2017 he showed at PATAKA Art Museum in New Zealand and with Yavuz Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong and the Asia Now Art Fair in Paris. Most recently Abdul exhibited at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, The National Gallery of Australia as part of Infinite Conversations, and was shortlisted along with his brother Abdul-Rahman Abdullah to represent Australia in the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Abdul Abdullah is represented by Yavuz Gallery.

 

 


HOW TO BOOK

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO BOOK AS PART OF YOUR CONFERENCE DAY.

 

Abdul Abdullah Bio Headshot 2019 Sml Photography By Rhiannon Whitaker

May All Your Dreams Come True Small Adbul Adbullah

Reconciliation (of Self) Abdul Abdullah

The Cost by Abdul Abdullah

Images & Artwork courtesy of Abdul Abdullah.
Headshot Photography by Rhiannon Whitaker