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Life drawing with Archibald finalists is now an option

VOGUE LIVING AUSTRALIA 23 June 2017

Francesca Wallace

Learn from the best. Dreaming about learning from the greats — Di Vinci, Matisse, Picasso — might be out of reach for many of us today without the help of a time machine, but there’s hope yet when it comes to getting taught by the art world’s best. In fact, for those in Sydney on August 18th, it’ll become a reality. Hosted by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), you now have the chance to learn life drawing from some of the best in the business, with a one-off class led by Archibald Prize finalists. Supporting NAVA, the 15-person only event will see past Archibald finalists Jasper Knight, Julian Meagher, Dean Brown and Oliver Watts dish out tips via way of a life drawing class, discuss their work and also tour their Darlinghurst studio. “One of the things I like most about life drawing is the communal nature of it. Oliver, Jasper and I spent many of our teenage years together at life drawing classes. I'm looking forward to getting the band back together! Art can be a lonely pursuit so it is magical when you can bounce ideas and create work alongside your peers. NAVA plays a key role in our community and I think it is fitting to be able to support it in this way,” says Julian Meagher, who was selected as a 2015 Archibald finalist for his Daniel Johns portrait. Visit NAVA to book.

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