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3 Sep 2016 | 10.30am - 12.00pm

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Join Roy Marchant and Cayn Rosmarin for Memory Bank, a *special Draw Together workshop examining work by Christian Boltanski featured in the exhibition Refugees until 11 September.

Images of pets, toys, family and friends are the open subjects that Boltanski presents to the viewer. Black and white, simply framed and illuminated by lights and cables that don’t attempt to hide their domestic roots. Is Boltanski asking us to piece together this visual story or is he presenting triggers for us to locate our own past? Boltanski’s work presents visual story telling whose authorship is suspended somewhere between the viewer and the artwork, as much as it is in the spaces between the pictures.  We naturally look for connections, but where do the images take us?

In Memory Bank, using an assortment of printed images that you’ve provided (personal photo’s , found photo’s, postcards, magazine pictures etc. ), you’ll be encouraged to create a printed memory zine; a b/w magazine that presents these edited images simultaneously as both visual memories and a visual story. *Due to the specific equipment involved in this workshop, numbers will be limited to 10 participants and for children aged 8+. Booking essential.  Draw Together is a regular drawing workshop held twice during every exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. You will be guided through a series of individual and collaborative drawing exercises responding directly to our exhibited artworks. Appreciate the value of drawing, develop visual thinking skills and create something new in an inspiring atmosphere.


Christian Boltanski, Dog in the street, Toys, Bathtime and Children playing (detail), all1991, gelatin silver photograph, biscuit box, lamp and electrical wires, installed dimensions variable. Image curtesy of Art Gallery of New South Wales - Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 1994

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