Montalto: Minna Gilligan workshop

Training/Workshop

Montalto: Minna Gilligan workshop

'Inside Out' is a year-long program that invites you to shift your experience of the Potter by exploring the artistic opportunities that exist both inside and outside of our galleries.

Soon, we’ll be taking Inside Out to the Mornington Peninsula – because what better way to encourage a true connection with creativity than through art, wine and an idyllic setting. Our intention? To give you the opportunity to engage with art and ideas outside of the usual context of the gallery space.

This spring, you’ll have the chance to celebrate food, wine and art via two unique hands-on workshops held at Montalto in Red Hill. The workshops will begin in Montalto’s Piazza and finish with a relaxed shared lunch, overlooking the estate’s impressive sculpture trail and vines.

In the first of these workshops, Melbourne artist Minna Gilligan presents a collage workshop that invites you to go beyond just sticking images on paper. Using painting and collage techniques, you’ll be guided to create a work that unifies into a personal narrative or scene. As a starting point, participants will meditatively trawl through old books and magazines, choosing images that speak to them in some way. Together, these disparate images will then begin to form ideas for a mise en scène. The chosen images will be combined with the colour and texture of paint to form a background, mood or setting. Each participant will be encouraged to identify the intent or narrative in their work, a protagonist, or perhaps a more abstract outcome.

The Mitchell family are please to support this innovative partnership between Montalto and the Potter to bring multidisciplinary workshops to Red Hill.

The Potter's 2019 program, 'Inside Out', has been generously supported by Peter Jopling AM QC, Andy Zhang and Calvin Huang.

Photo by Eve Wilson.