WORKSHOP // Hanging Out: create an illustrated wall hanging with artist Chris Yee

SYDNEY. 15 – 19 APRIL, 2019.

For the April School Holidays at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, join Sydney artist Chris Yee for a special series of free illustration workshops.

Chris Yee (b. 1989, Sydney) is an East Ryde (Sydney) based artist, illustrator and designer who specialises in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies. Chris’ main influences stem and vary from manga, to rap and punk aesthetics, while also expressing a traditional graphic sensibility that echoes that architectural forms and decorative embellishments of the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Following from Chris’ recent exhibition at the Gardens, Chris Yee: HI MEDUSA!, which presented twelve bespoke tapestries that took visitors to the Chinese Garden of Friendship during Lunar New Year 2019 on a journey through the Gardens, discovering detailed, beautiful and humorous images at every turn.

In this workshop, small groups of participants will work with ink and marker pens to learn how to create their own motifs that reflect their interests and the imagery of the Gardens, working with templates and techniques to create their own take-home wall hanging.

For participants aged between 6-15 years, accompanied by a responsible adult.

Each workshop is free, and has all materials provided, with bookings online encouraged to ensure all participants get to complete their take-home artwork. 

Artist Biography:
Chris Yee (b. 1989, Sydney) is an East Ryde (Sydney) based artist, illustrator and designer who specialises in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies. Chris’ main influences stem and vary from 90’s post- apocalyptic manga, rap and punk aesthet- ics. Through his imagery he constructs narratives ranging from the humorous to the monstrous and macabre. Chris’ solo exhibitions include Mad Love, 2015, Japan Foundation, Sydney; Panorama, 2015, Kind Of- Gallery, Sydney; and has participated in group and collaborative exhibitions including No Más (with Andrew Yee), 2018, Wedge Gallery, Sydney; SOFT, 2016, Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles; and Goliath Ballroom (with James Jirat Patradoon), 2015, Goodspace, Sydney. Outside his art practice, Chris is a designer who has produced work for some of Australia’s best-known brands, including VIVID Festival Sydney, Sony Australia, Samsung – Opera House, Vans, Red Bull and Gelato Messina.

Chris Yee: HI MEDUSA! was commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia, curated by Con Gerakaris, and produced for The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour for Lunar New Year 2019.

This workshop has been produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour.

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