workshops

upcoming drawing workshops
February: Saturday 24th – BOOKED OUT
March: Saturday 23rd – BOOKED OUT
March: Sunday 24th – BOOKED OUT
April: Saturday 27th – BOOKED OUT
May: Saturday 25th – BOOKED OUT
June: Saturday 22nd – ENQUIRIES WELCOME

Five hour workshop 10.00am to 3.00pm, all materials with lunch provided $180/person.

Australian Artist Adam Cusack (Winner – 2016 Jacaranda Drawing Award) will lead a hands on workshop focused on creating realism through the molding of light and shadow. Adam will share his insights into the mechanisms of drawing and demonstrate techniques on how to accurately render values through the application of materials. Participants will be working using reference to render a three-dimensional object (no photos) to create an interesting drawing. Each session will expand your drawing skill base and provide a foundation of knowledge for the future of your art practice.

Adam drawing in plain sight a charcoal on paper work
(Winning drawing for the Jacaranda Drawing Award 2016)

workshop hours

9.30am (please arrive 30 min before to get settled)
10.00am Workshop begins 
1.00pm Lunch
3.00pm Finish

TO BOOK email us at cusack.design@bigpond.com.au

location

The Studio is located in the Cusack and Cusack Gallery at 31 Piper St Kyneton 3444, just one hour out of Melbourne (Naarm). We would like to acknowledge the Taungurung Peoples the traditional owners of the land on which we will meet. The Kyneton train station is a 10 minute walk to the Gallery. 
Trains leave from Southern Cross Station, please check VLine for timetables.

‘The act of making something ‘look real’ is not what’s necessarily important to the work. However, I have found that spending time on rendering the subject gives value to the idea, which in turn allows the audience to consider its ‘unrealism’ and engage with my practice’

adam cusack

cusack&CUSACK Gallery, 31 Piper St Kyneton 3444

workshop overview objectives

  • Create a range of textures made with charcoal
  • Learn how to add medium to create effective shadows
  • Develop blending techniques using compresses paper stumps
  • Practice tips on how to keep your artwork clean of charcoal dust.

adam’s awards and prizes

2019. 
Finalist – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW.
Finalist – Paul Guest Drawing Prize. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic. 

2018. 
Finalist – The 65th Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC), Casula NSW.
Finalist – Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. ‘The Croydon’ Centre for Art, Design & Technology, Croydon NSW.

2017. 
Finalist – Montalto Sculpture Prize. Montalto Sculpture Park, Red Hill Vic.

2016. 
Winner – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW. 
Finalist – Incinerator Art Award. Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds Vic. 
Finalist – Paul Guest Drawing Prize. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic. 

2014. 
Finalist – Paul Guest Drawing Prize. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic.  

2011. 
Finalist – Lethbridge 10,000. Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Qld. 

exhibitions

2020.
Art in the Vines – The Renaissance – Group Show. Hanging Rock Winery, The Hanging Rock Winery, Newham Vic
Paul Guest Drawing Prize – Group Show. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic
Summer Salon – Group Show. cusack&CUSACK Gallery, Kyneton Vic.

2018.
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) – Group Show. Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW. 
Paul Guest Drawing Prize – Group Show. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic
The 65th Blake Prize – Group Exhibition. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC), Casula NSW.
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – Group Show. ‘The Croydon’ Centre for Art, Design & Tech Croydon NSW.
Sideshow – Solo Exhibition. The Stockroom, Kyneton Vic.
Mixed Tape – Group Show. The Stockroom, Kyneton Vic.

2017. 
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) – Group Show. Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour NSW. 
Group Show. – M Contemporary, Woollahra, NSW.
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) – Group Show. Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland Qld.
Iconoclasts – Group Touring Show. Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville Qld.
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) – Group Show. Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg Qld.  
Iconoclasts – Group Touring Show. KICK Arts Contemporary Arts, Cairns Qld.
Montalto Sculpture Prize – Group Show. Montalto Sculpture Park, Red Hill Vic.
Mixed Tape – Group Show. The Stockroom, Kyneton Vic.2016. 
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) – Group Show. Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW. 
Incinerator Art Award – Group Show. Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds Vic. 
Paul Guest Drawing Prize – Group Show. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic.
Group Show – M Contemporary, Sydney NSW.

2015. 
Wordsmith – Solo Exhibition. The Stockroom, Kyneton Vic.
Pop-up – Group Show. M Contemporary, Perth WA.
Mythology of My Land – Group Show. M Contemporary, Woollahra NSW.
Memories in Motion – Group Show. M Contemporary, Woollahra NSW.

2014. 
Paul Guest Drawing Prize – Group Show. Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Vic. 2014.
Knock Knock Contemporary – Group Show. Tanks Art Centre, Cairns Qld. 
The Flight Collective – Solo Exhibition. The Stockroom, Kyneton Vic.

2013.
Diamonds in a Paintbox – Group Show. The Art Cabriolet, Luminare, South Melbourne Vic.
Studio 9 and The Art Cabriolet – Group Show. Kingston Art Gallery, Kingston Vic.
Knock Knock Contemporary – Group Show. Sub 150 Gallery, Cairns Qld. 
‘Robots vs Art’ A play by Travis Cotton – Group Show (on set). La Mama Theatre, Carlton Vic.

2009. 
Melbourne Affordable Art Show – Solo Exhibition. Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Vic.

2007. 
Group Show. Lethbridge Gallery – Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Vic.

2006. 
Thought Paroxysms – Solo Exhibition. Catanach’s Gallery, Malvern Vic.

2005. 
Thought Paroxysms – Solo Exhibition. Cobalt Gallery, South Yarra Vic.

2004. 
Cobalt Gallery Opening – Group Show. Cobalt Gallery, South Yarra Vic.
Group Show – Lethbridge Gallery – Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Vic.
Abused Child Trust Art Exhibition – Group Show. Waterfront Place, Brisbane Qld.
Thought Paroxysms – Solo Exhibition. Doggett Street Studios – Brisbane Qld.

1992. 
Works On Paper – Solo Exhibition. Hilton International, Cairns Qld.

1991. 
Queensland College of Art Graduating Exhibition – Group Show. Griffith University, Brisbane Qld.

1989.
Thought Paroxysms – Group Show. Shonelle Gallery, Brisbane Qld.

1988. 
C.A.D. Graduating Exhibition – Group Show. Cairns Qld.

1987.
C.A.D. Works on paper – Group Show. Cairns Qld.

the valley 2017 charcoal on paper 570x750mm
Finalist – The Blake Art Prize
Finalist – Jacaranda Drawing Award

intruder interrupted 2017 charcoal on paper 570x750mm

that’s no way to leave 2017 charcoal on paper 570x750mm
Finalist – Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
Finalist – Paul Guest Drawing Prize