A fun, informal session where you can sketch under the guidance of an artist represented in the Gallery's renowned collection.
Drop-in and draw—
Presented by Sam Leach
Sunday 21 September at 2.00pm
Grab a Gallery camp stool and draw inspiration from the Gallery’s renowned permanent collections. Each two-hour session will be led by an artist represented in the collection whose work is currently on display. All ages and abilities welcome. No bookings required.
2.00pm–4.00pm (come and go at any time)
BYO sketchbook and pencils
(or borrow our materials)
About Sam Leach—
Sam Leach was born in Adelaide in 1973. He completed a Bachelor of Economics at Adelaide University in 1993. In 2004 he graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and later completed a Master of Arts (Fine Arts) in 2009. He is currently completing a PhD in Fine Art.
Leach’s precise oil paintings, executed in meticulous detail and encased in resin, thematically and stylistically draw upon the tradition of 17th century Dutch painting. In an ongoing investigation, Leach re-contextualises past histories of the progression of technology to explore the relationship between animals and technology, and the subsequent affect of scientific developments on the human and non-human bond.
In 2006, Leach was awarded the Fletcher Jones art prize (now known as the Geelong contemporary art prize). In 2010 Leach won both the Wynne Prize and the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. He is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.