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JENNY NOYES(TOYE), Australia: ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE: WORLD ON AN EGG

Jenny Noyes (Toye) embraces the unpredictability of the creative process, the best work she says “make themselves where those relationships between odd or disparate forms are meant to be.”

She is the developer – building worlds from the fragments.

Noyes has 20 years experience as an artist, art lecturer and visual designer; she has produced large public sculpture and many smaller works for a number of Australian galleries. Noyes creates intriguing worlds by manipulating found objects and making others - her work often displays a bizarre juxtaposition of elements laced with narratives and metaphors.

 ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE: WORLD ON AN EGG

Students will complete a small sculpture (approx 30 – 50 cm high) using mainly light -weight materials. The materials will vary from Copper Shim, Paper – Mache, discarded Plastic, Timber, Wire and Concrete.

The workshop theme ‘World on an Egg’ has been chosen because the egg is a perfect oval and the centre from which all life begins it is a simple shape and a great starting point to develop sculpture.

Participants are asked to bring along founds objects (see participants list), the aim is to use these in combination with other forms. Some forms will be made and then combined with these disparate objects to explore which work together when building the piece.

Following the design process a combination of materials and methods will be used to make up the elements for the work. These will include making a ladder from copper rod,  other processes of construction including a variety of joining methods, soldering and the production of patinas for the surfaces of metal and paper.