Subjects Matter: Portraits By Kids is an exciting visual arts project involving children aged 9-12 years who worked with professional artists to experiment with portraiture techniques.
Participants used their new skills in a real life portrait sitting in Rundle Mall during the 2015 Come Out Children’s Festival. To celebrate their artistic achievements, selected portraits will be exhibited at Carclew.
Thursday 11 June,6:00 – 7:00pm | Carclew, 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide
Please RSVP by 5pm Tuesday 9 June to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subjects Matter: Portraits by Kids will be in the Carclew Ballroom Gallery f
from 12 June - 17 July
Monday – Friday | 9am - 5pm
Saturday | 12noon – 3pm
Subjects Matter: Portraits by Kids is supported by Adelaide City Council.
All bookings to be made online at carclew.com.au unless otherwise specified.
Phone 08 8267 5111. Please note that the enquiry line gets very busy so please leave a message and we will return your call.
All workshops must be paid for online at time of booking. Concessions are available for participants with parents/guardians on a pension or health care card but this must be quoted at the time of booking. Please retain your receipt as you may be required to present it at workshop sign in
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Carclew prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of children. Please complete a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Declaration to inform Carclew if the workshop participant has a medical condition, any behavioural management needs, allergies, access needs or is subject to a court order. Download a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Declaration document from the right side of this screen.
It is Carclew’s responsibility to provide and maintain a safe physical and emotional environment for all people in our care. Carclew does not tolerate harassment, bullying and/or discrimination. We expect all participants, staff, tutors, artists and volunteers to:
Failure to do this will result in exclusion from Carclew programs. Click here to view Carclew’s policies.
Arrivals and Departures
Parents/guardians must sign their child/children in and out of each workshop. Carclew must be informed if someone else is collecting your child/children. Alternative collection arrangements must be confirmed prior to sign out.
What to Bring
Participants will be supervised throughout the day, including breaks. Please ensure your child/ren bring any required lunch, drinks and snacks. Water will be available.
Parents/guardians will be charged $5.00 every 5 minutes for late pick up without prior arrangement or notification (payable on collection of child/ren).
Photography and Filming Release
Participants may be photographed or filmed during the course of the workshops. These images may be used in whole or in part for, but not limited to, Carclew marketing and promotional materials. Images may be used on printed collateral or for electronic and online content eg social media, Carclew website. The dignity and integrity of the individuals will be maintained at all times. Parents/guardians that do not wish their child to be photographed or filmed, please inform Carclew staff upon arrival for workshop check-in.
All Carclew staff, artists, assistants and volunteers have a National Police Clearance for working with children or have signed a legal declaration stating they have had no criminal offences that would preclude them from working with children.
Choose Carefully – Refunds Incur Admin Fee
If your child/ren cannot make it to their workshop due to illness/sickness, a credit may be granted if notification is given before commencement of the workshop. If you are cancelling a booking made for an Explore Arts workshop, the credit must be redeemed by the following Explore Arts season otherwise it will be forfeited. Bookings are subject to availability and Terms and Conditions.
At time of scheduling all workshop information is true and accurate. Every effort to ensure the integrity of this program is undertaken, Carclew cannot be held responsible for changes that may occur beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances we will offer your child an alternative available workshop or refund.
Ruby has held multiple solo shows in South Australia including her first at Magazine Gallery in 2011, supported by the Helpmann Academy SALA Festival award, selling all works. She also had a solo show at Hill Smith Gallery in 2012 and most recently at Carclew in 2014. Ruby has recently returned from a three month trip across Europe and the UK funded by the Helpmann Academy Friends Association/Hill Smith Gallery Travel Prize she won in 2011. She has had many residency positions in South Australia and at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently based in a studio in Prospect.
Damien Shen is a proud South Australian Aboriginal and Chinese man of Ngarrindjeri descent and draws both of these powerful formative influences into his practice as an artist. Damien’s current work is informed by a classical approach to portrait drawing with rigor, intensity and liveliness. His work is dedicated to deeply honoring his subjects. It was recently showcased nationally on the SBS and NITV networks via the successful exhibition Drawing on the Hero’s who Shape Us at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Damien’s drawing technique uses a pastel base that is then worked up and worked back with erasers and black and white charcoals, to create a dynamic, shifting tension between black and white, shadow and light. It is out of this interplay that the form of the picture starts to emerge and lines coalesce to form not just an image but a narrative – a reflection of an identity that, like the drawing, is only arrived at through a long process of creation, erasure, and struggle.
Graduating in 2010 from UniSA's South Australian School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), Meaghan Coles has since exhibited extensively in group & solo exhibitions in Adelaide & overseas.
Meaghan’s unique practice explores how the female face is objectified within popular advertising. Her paintings are an investigation into the painted, fragmented face, questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery. By taking faces used to promote beauty products in glossy fashion magazines and painstakingly reworking them as unique paintings, Meaghan symbolically restores and invests them with individual identity.
Meaghan states, "I'm fascinated by the way the female face is portrayed in advertising, reduced to a sexualised, superficial object, devoid of human emotion. My work examines the concept of ideal beauty advertisers promote in order to sell their products. My works result as a mere superficial representation of an ideal female beauty that reflects the beauty and fashion industry. The viewer is asked to consider how these faces function when they are taken out of the environment of mass-production and transferred into a fine art context?".
Meaghan primarily uses oil paint & mixed media to push boundaries between realistic techniques & abstraction. Meaghan spent 2013 on artist residency in Europe including one month in Barcelona & ten months in Berlin. While overseas she has furthered her skills in gallery management as well as showcasing her work to the International art scene. More recently she has been awarded the Carclew studio scholarship where she is now practicing in North Adelaide.