Following the success of the 2012 Amanda Marburg Education Space, the Melbourne Art Foundation will once more work to develop new audiences for the visual arts through a dedicated, free for the public, education workshop at the 2014 Fair.
The space is aimed at facilitating public discussion for contemporary art by providing a fun and active learning environment and a significant opportunity to engage directly with, and learn from, practicing artists.
Amanda Marburg's artistic practice includes model making, photography and painting. Marburg begins by photographing images with the photographs becoming the basis for building individual models from plasticine. The models are then photographed and are used as the inspiration for Marburg's paintings.
The project involved four emerging and senior Australian artists, facilitating audience responses to the work. The audience was encouraged to add to Amanda's artwork using plasticine, developing an ever changing and growing work over the days of the Fair. The supportive and accessible environment encouraged people of all ages to 'make their mark' and empower them to actively engage with the artists and their surroundings, learning through experience and process.