Teen Clay Character Workshop with Artist Billy Bain
Learn from one of the rising stars of the art world Billy Bain. Billy will give a presentation about his art works and practice to inspire you to make your own clay character.
Billy Bain is a contemporary Indigenous Australian artist of Darug descent, the traditional Aboriginal people of Greater Western Sydney. His practice unpacks and challenges presumptions of Australian Identity, subverting and humouring Australia’s colonial iconographies and narratives. Born and raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bain creates work that explores his experiences as an Indigenous man existing within urban Australia, a place where he and his family’s presence and survival has been systematically denied. With a practice that spans ceramic sculpture, oil painting, etchings and installations, Bain creates new narratives that discuss a contemporary idea of what it means to be a young Indigenous person in Australia today. Ages 13 to 18 years.