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Be the Artist
Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Be the Artist

Gerald Soworka

'Discover the fundamentals of drawing from life.'

Challenge yourself in guided life-drawing sessions by the experienced artist and sketcher Gerald Soworka. See why drawing live, nude models has been fundamental to artists’ practices and how it can assist your training and development - from beginners to established artists.

About the Artist

Gerald Soworka will lead you through your life drawing experience. Gerald has organised and participated in life drawing sessions and workshops all over the world. The figure is the primary focus of his professional arts practice.

Event Information

Free Event Pop Up Workshop
Free Program Details

Be the Artist Life Drawing Sessions - Gerald Soworka
FREE | Drop-in | 4hrs 
1-5pm Saturday 31 July 2021
1-5pm Saturday 7 August 2021
Learn how to draw from a live model in Life Drawing Townsville’s regular Saturday afternoon sessions. Your experience will be guided and facilitated by local artist Gerald Soworka. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own. Life Drawing sessions happen every Saturday 1- 5pm in the courtyard at Murky Waters Studio.

Workshop Details

Faces of Townsville Workshop - Gerald Soworka
$65 per person | 2hrs | 10 participants | 15+
2-4pm Sunday 1 August 2021
Learn how to get an accurate and expressive likeness in this focused portraiture workshop. Extend your skills and draw different faces and heads by working from a live model. Participants will work from the model and have the opportunity to model for each other to gain experience. Artist Gerald Soworka will draw from his wealth of experience to facilitate the workshop. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own.

Expressive Figure Drawing Workshop - Gerald Soworka
$65 per person | 2hrs | 10 participants | 15+
2-4pm Sunday 8 August 2021
Capture the all-important gesture of the figure to make your drawings more animated and expressive. Participants will work directly from the nude model to better understand how the body moves and articulates, and how to better capture that dynamism in drawings. The workshop will be facilitated by Gerald Soworka. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own.

Location Details

Murky Waters Studio, 126 Hanran St, Townsvile CBD.

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Accessible third-party scooter options throughout CBD city centre (for travel).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Wheelchair accessible (outdoor workshop space). Please note: the gallery space is wheelchair accessible with assistance as there is a step up into the space. 
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Private toilet facilities available at the venue.
  • Venue is also close to accessible public bathroom facilities that offer wider doors, adequate floor space to move around in the bathroom, and fixtures designed for comfort including hand railings and low-effort tap handles (in Flinders Square).
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • There are nearby animal rest facilities (in Flinders Square).
  • Venues have been strategically designed for clear pathways throughout with a focus on minimising clutter.
  • If participating in workshops, interactions, or artist talks at a pop up there will be an array of seating options provided.
Opening Hours

Saturday 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm (during PUNQ)

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PUNQ asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Acknowlegement of Country

PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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North Queensland, Australia | Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

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