Deb Mostert: Everyday Sketchbooks
4 Mar 2023 — 1 May 2023
|Dates||Saturday 04 March to Monday 01 May|
|Times||10am — 5pm daily|
Decades of daily observations have been preserved through Ipswich-based artist Deb Mostert's sketchbook practice, and she showcases her collection for the first time in Everyday Sketchbooks.
Deb makes works spanning painting, sculpture and public art, and the learning ground for these artworks is her disciplined commitment to an everyday drawing routine. Her sketchbooks are not only where she researches, investigates, and stimulates her artistic practice, but where she records her daily life.
Almost scientific in her approach to documenting and recording, Deb blurs the lines between artist, historian, and scientist in creating her own archive.
By presenting these private sketchbooks usually reserved for an audience of one, Deb graciously invites us to peer behind-the-scenes of her artistic practice and to consider the sketchbook as a way any person, regardless of ability, can reflect upon and document their life.
Walking Sketchbook Workshop with Deb
Sat 22 Apr 2023
Join Deb for a morning of observing and sketching in a beginner-friendly walking sketchbook workshop. Start by observing Everyday Sketchbooks at the Ipswich Art Gallery then learn tips and tricks from Deb's highly accomplished drawing practice. Places are limited and bookings are essential! Cost is $10 pp and all materials will be provided.
About Deb Mostert
Deb Mostert’s contemporary art practice is 35 years young and involves drawing, painting, sculpture and public art. Her work has been built around the search for collected personal objects, a love of natural history and curated public museum collections which can become quirky and crisp conversations around memory, collection, curation, and value. Her daily habit of drawing in a sketchbook feeds her practice.
Mostert holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art and has had 18 solo shows and been involved in more than 70 group shows in both regional and commercial galleries. She has won several awards and been a finalist in many National art prizes including the KAAF Art Prize, Redland Art Awards, Archibald Salon de Refuses, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, and Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing.
Mostert has over 20 years' teaching experience with workshops and artist in residencies.