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Teachers drawing session with artist Luke Thurgate
June 4 | 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm
$20.00 + booking fee for teachers
Looking to get more out of your gallery visits for your students? Join artist Luke Thurgate for a sketching tour of Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s current exhibitions.
Tailored to art educators, this workshop will introduce a range of drawing exercises designed to deepen engagement with works of art for your students.
Bookings Essential via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teachers-drawing-session-with-artist-luke-thurgate-tickets-150869959109
Luke Thurgate is an artist and educator based in Sydney. He studied at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2007. He is currently completing a Master of Fine Art at the National Art School where he also teaches drawing and painting. Before moving to Sydney, Luke was a lecturer and public programs manager at Adelaide Central School of Art. He has held exhibition and education programming roles at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Newcastle Art Gallery. Luke has delivered workshops and professional development seminars on behalf of the New South Wales Department of Education, the South Australian Department of Education, as well as various charity organisations, arts festivals, regional galleries and corporate clients.
Luke’s current studio practice examines the cultural mechanics of myth-making in relation to power structures, transgression and identity. His work is predominantly figurative and references contemporary and art historical depictions of masculinity, violence, romance and death. Luke has exhibited extensively in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. He was the inaugural artist in residence at Burra Regional Art Gallery and has also taken part in residences at Seymour College and Art Lab Australia. He has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the 2020 Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Prize, the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize and the 2017 Whyalla Art Prize. Luke is represented in NSW by .M Contemporary, Sydney.