Prominent artist to exhibit and demonstrate his technique

May 26, 2017 by  

Artists and photographers from Wangara can personally experience the talents of Michael Jalaru Torres when he exhibits his unique art and conducts a workshop to teach some of his techniques.

Torres, who identifies with the Yaruwu and Gooniyandi tribes, is from Broome, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. His contemporary portraits are based on cultural and historical origins, as well as personal stories, and he uses both animal and landscape forms in his graphic design art.

His exhibition will run at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre from June 24 to July 21, Mondays to Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Entitled ‘Scar’ because of Torres’ technique, it is inspired by traditional Aboriginal pearl shell and boab nut carving, as well as various scarring methods. While scarring implies branding or cutting, Torres scars with light.

It is this technique that he will demonstrate in the ‘Light Scar’ workshop which will be in the Theaterette at the same venue on July 13. For a $5 fee, participants will be able to choose one of two photographic workshops on that day, and their self-portraits will be given the scarring treatment used by Torres, under his guidance.

The full colour printing results will be added to the exhibition the following day. All equipment will be supplied, but phone booking is essential on 94055920.