magic object: skateboard magic

Hello! ūüôā

It pays to¬†subscribe to the Art Gallery of SA’s email list… Through¬†it I found out about a deck painting workshop hosted by local artist Joshua Searson, as part of the Magic Object: Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art exhibition. I have a small (and growing!) collection of (skateboard) deck art, and thought why not add to it by creating something myself?

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Photobombed!

I roped in my fianc√© – who typically prefers music making to art making ūüėČ – and off we went. We did not¬†have a¬†set plan for what we would create on our decks, though I had hoped we would come out with something we can display¬†in our future home.

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After some thought, he suggested that we create an image across two decks, so that our individual decks formed one image. I thought this was a clever idea.

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Fiancé hard at work!
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Hiiiii! It’s me. ūüôā

It was interesting to see how the imagery on the¬†decks developed. Spontaneous ideas, “oops” moments and discussion led to a unique end result. It was the first joint art making activity I have engaged in with my fianc√© and a bit of a magic moment¬†for me (haha I couldn’t resist an opportunity for a¬†lame joke! ;)).

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The artworks of each participant were varied and truly showed that one is only limited by imagination when decorating a deck! I think that everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

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The workshop was a positive¬†art making experience, a unique opportunity to learn¬†about and from a local artist,¬†and¬†excellent value for money. I strongly recommend you check out any future workshops the Art Gallery of SA runs – I know I will be! ūüôā

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You can also find out more about our workshop host, Joshua, and his art here.

What do you think of our decks?
Have you tried creating deck art, or own some deck art?
What do you think of this trend?

 

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