Happy Art Hour: Barbara Kruger’s Political Collage
Conceptual artist Barbara Kruger is known for her powerful collage pieces which consist of black-and-white photographs, overlaid with text. Kruger’s work comments and explores prevalent issues that are happening in the world around us, such as cultural constructions of power, identity, consumerism, the patriarchy and sexuality.
Led by teaching artist Jessica Ibacache, you’ll create your own statement collage work inspired by Barbara Kruger. Using collage materials, images and words from magazines, you will learn to create artwork that makes a strong, personal statement about an issue you care about. Perfect for a group activity or as a solo self-care session. Let your hair down and explore your creative side— no previous experience is necessary and the only rule is to have as much fun as you can!
This class includes: arts materials, canvas, snacks, a glass of wine of your choice, or non-alcoholic beverage.
WHEN: Saturday 7 August, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
and Saturday 14 August, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
About the Teaching Artist
Jessica Ibacache is an artist, writer, curator and tutor based in Melbourne. An underlying theme through her work is the commitment to breaking down barriers of access to the arts. Inspired by her Chilean heritage, her work explores the complexities of Latinx culture including connection to community, familial ties and the diaspora identity. Jessica has curated exhibitions at Footscray Community Arts Centre, VU at MetroWest and Loop Project Space, and produced events at Emerging Writers Festival, One Night in Footscray and the Immigration Museum. Her writing has been featured in SBS Voices and she is the co-founder of Yo Soy, a Latinx arts collective.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program.
1- Image courtesy of Jessica Ibacache.