The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre is providing children with a chance to have artist Tom Moore turn their mythical creature drawing into a glass sculpture as part of the Abundant Wonder exhibition.
Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to create an original drawing of any creature they can imagine inspired by the fantastical creatures of Abundant Wonder.
The winning drawing will be selected and made into a glass sculpture by artist Tom Moore in the JamFactory’s Glass Studio.
Moore is one of Australia’s leading glass artists and has carved out a singular voice within Australian glass art making throughout his career. His fantastical world embraces gorgeous birds and animals that have already hybridised with modern automobiles and aeroplanes and is inhabited by exquisite creatures that are morphing to inhabit a universe that seems quite as ominous as it is beautiful.
Acting Manager Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre Talie Teakle said it is exciting to see a touring artist engage with the community like this.
To have one of Australia’s leading glass artists turn your child’s drawing into a real glass sculpture is such a unique opportunity. Acting Manager Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre Talie Teakle
Moore said the inspiration for Abundant Wonder stems from his childhood memories.
“Much of my work arises from the strange and delightful illustrations I saw as a child. These images cross-pollinated and began to grow with hybrid vigour!” said Moore.
Entries should be a drawing that is physically able to be made from glass, eye-catching and colourful, and full of personality. Examples of past winners are available on theriddoch.com.au
The competition will run for the duration of the Abundant Wonder exhibition. Abundant Wonder is currently on view at The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre until 25 June 2023. The centre is open 7 days and entry is free.
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