Painting Masterclass with Selma Makela
Friday 8 March 2019 | 10.00am till 3.00pm
Selma Makela will give a talk and presentation of her own working methods and techniques, and the themes that inform her practice.
Her paintings incorporate varied subject matter; large cosmic events, icebergs, fleeting moments, lone figures, journeys and weather to explore oblique connections to place and time. She employs these to consider the transitory and fleeting nature of a human timescale seen against the backdrop of a larger geological timeline, and consider a multilayering history of place.
This 4 hour masterclass will explore different techniques and processes - demonstrating use of washes, colour theory and methods of overpainting in order to explore and create both depth and distance in painting.
All materials are included
About Selma Makela
Selma Makela is an international artist who lives and works between West Yorkshire and County Galway, Ireland. Her painting practice references meteorological and geological phenomena as a means to explore the complexity of memory, migration and climate change.
She has been the recipient of awards from The Arts Council of Ireland (2017/ 2012), The Model, Sligo (2017), Mayo Arts Office (2017), Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2017), Galway County Council (2017,/2011/ 2010/ 2009), Fogo Island Arts Newfoundland, Canada (2011), Fleck Fellowship and Residency from Banff Centre, Canada (2010).
Solo shows include: The Focus Room at The Model, Sligo (2017), Galway Arts Centre (2014), Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2010), PEER, London (2012/ 2008), Ballina Arts Centre 2008.
Selected group Exhibitions include Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2018), Creekside Open - APT Gallery, London (2017), Barbican Arts Trust, London (2016), Royal West of England Academy Bristol (2017/ 2016), Et si on s’était trompé? - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2015) and touring Ireland (2016), Horse - Void, Derry (2015), Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast (2014)