NAS Studio Sessions: Week One
Show us how you transformed your personal places into your new studio spaces
More than ever it’s important to stay in touch, support each other and find new ways of channelling our creativity. We would love to see what you’ve been doing at home or in the studio and how you are continuing to make art. Share a photo of yourself or your current workspace using #nasstudiosessions and we will re-post on our platforms. Let’s keep everyone inspired and connected through art.
Studio feature of the week
Kicking off NAS Studio Sessions, NAS alumni Luke Sciberras shares with us his studio space of ten years with us and some thoughts on how to stay motivated in this current climate.
“These terrifying times, like others, test our mettle – our resolve to make work that takes us into and out of our own selves. It is as vital to work through times of grief, fear, environmental catastrophes and medical emergencies as it is to work and explore as ever.
My own urge to paint and draw comes naturally but that doesn’t mean easily. I feel as though some think that painting should be easy and look easy, it’s usually not! Don’t be mistaken, easy paintings look flimsy, to me anyway. Beauty in my view comes from challenge, scrutiny and letting go. The free-fall dance of painting is what keeps me going, makes me who I am.
It makes me look, to see the meaning in what is around me. To express that and for people to respond is an ancient act of love and I’m very lucky indeed to be amongst it.” — Luke Sciberras
Drop in on the creative spaces of our community across the state and gather some inspiration for your own home studio.
Images: @adriennekenafake, @alanftracey, @awxtr, @annatierney.1, @camillegillyboeuf, @dan.hes, @Katerileycreative, @scurran.art, @stephaniejoyhoughton, @taniamasonart, @taraskripps, @supe.yerlan, @u_p_d_tru, @gotmyipadback, @iris_y.w_artist, @ecreixellart, @emmaleen_diaz, @_indrarose, @lucaisic, @lubrosnan_, @lifes_a_bath and @tallulamason
Working plein air
Feeling a little trapped indoors? Bring your tools outside and enjoy the sunshine – getting some fresh air will help lift the spirits and get the creative juices flowing.
Images: @amy_is_jesus, @clementinebelleart, @jilliannalty, @lauraclayart, @martin_john_oldfield
Lending a helping paw
Some artists had four-legged friends helping out in their home studio this week.
Images: @clementinebelleart, @nina_radonja_artist, @zoe.b.creative and @ella_m_howard
Want to find out more?
Thank you to our amazing community who shared their studio spaces with us this week. Keep your eyes peeled on our page as we feature weekly updates to keep you inspired. Follow #NASStudioSessions on Instagram to stay up-to-date with our latest posts.