DOGS napped and chickens pecked away obliviously as the Bristle Brush Arts group of Bombala got stuck into their very first Art Attack CASP Project last Saturday.
The theme for this inaugural session was farmyard animals, and acclaimed artist, Lucy Culliton brought in some live models for the group to study as they got creative in the St Mary’s Parish Hall.
Lucy’s two dogs, some bantam hens and a rooster proved great inspiration for the group of 14 artists, most of who came from the local area, but also from Cooma, Tanja and Merimbula.
The artists were able to select their own medium and subject matter, and Lucy explained that her focus was to assist participants to learn and become confident in areas they have difficulties with.
The Bristle Brush Arts group was delighted to have Lucy present this first workshop, and acknowledged the inspiration and encouragement she has given to the group and other attendees.
“Lucy was very generous and constructive in her tutoring,” a spokesperson said.
“Everyone felt they gained a great deal from the day, and great results were achieved.
“Even the venue proved ideal, with ample space and wonderful natural light.”
The session also helped to create links between artists in the region, with invitations being made between art groups to come together and share their experiences.
The Art Attack project is now set to forge ahead strongly, with more workshops being planned and details soon to be released.
Meanwhile the group will continue to meet at 10am on Tuesdays at the St Mary’s Parish Hall, with any artists welcome to join them.
The Country Arts Support Program is funded by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and jointly delivered by Regional Arts NSW and Regional Arts Boards throughout NSW.