Masterclass Series 2022

state of mind: imagine your painting persona

with chris bond

saturday 4 june at 10am – 3pm

$120 including materials and light lunch
Chris Bond, Resch Nel Irk, 2016, Oil On Canvas, Calico, Board, 57 X 44 X 6 Cm (left Angle)

Imagine being able to use the experience of another mind to enhance your own creative potential. In this masterclass, Chris Bond will provide you with visual prompts to construct an alter identity and make a work ‘in character’. You’ll begin with an anonymous photographed face, chosen by you from a selection of images provided by Bond, from which you will write a short biographical passage. With the biography of the person fixed in your mind, you’ll be provided with painting materials to unleash that mind through your own hands – and create something extraordinary in the process.

Masterclass includes:

All required materials including; acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, watercolour paint, brushes, small pre-primed stretched canvas and canvas board and a light lunch.

There is opportunity to advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.

You will walk away with: 

A new method for approaching your practice. A written character persona, small painted canvas board and stretched canvas.

Other important information:

Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid late starts.

Please allow time to find an all day carpark.


Is this workshop suitable for me?

If you are a practicing artist, art student, art educator or someone with an art background/experience this workshop is suitable for you

What can I bring?

Old clothes/apron

Closed in shoes

Water bottle

What’s the refund policy?

Refund available up to 48 hours before the start time of the masterclass.

Please note: when purchasing your ticket, the Gallery absorbs all related booking fees, however, refunds will include the ticket price less the Eventbrite fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined)

About the Artist

Chris Bond (2) (1)

About the Artist

Chris Bond is a creator and a character who operates within narrative scenarios designed to shift habitual response, feeling and expression. Perception, expectation and plausibility are skewed in the uncannily real worlds of Bond’s invention, where fictional artists, writers and organisations circulate, spawning documentary material that he regularly appropriates and recontextualises. In his closely-worked paintings and drawings these processes find an end in hand-made facsimiles of books, magazines, exhibition catalogues and correspondence. Within his installation practice he hijacks the conventions of museum display to convey unlikely, fantastic stories, where threatening, illusory forms creep at the edge of the real.

Bond has featured in 24 solo and 130 curated exhibitions at venues including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art. In 2013, he was awarded the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, in 2017 the BalletLab McMahon Contemporary Art Award and an Australia Council Art Development Grant.

He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) Honours at RMIT in 1997 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts (Visual Art) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. He lives and works in Melbourne.

Please note: when purchasing your ticket, the Gallery absorbs all related booking fees

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Main image: Chris Bond, Resch nel irk, 2016, oil on canvas, calico board, 57 x 44 x 6 cm (left angle).