Adam Cusack and Ellie Young are open studios #4 in Langley and #23 in Trentham East, both offering superb examples and knowledge of a range of processes, including drawing, painting and traditional hand crafted photography techniques.
Adam Cusack is an artist whose practice explores ideas of authenticity and identity in popular culture. Using a process of conceptual development, photography then drawing or painting to realize the artwork, Adam is interested in showing real things in provocative ways; assembling unrelated objects together to bring about relationships that challenge the perception of the original items. His creative approach honours the traditional picture plane utilising simple methods, applying charcoal or pigment on the prepared surface.
Ellie Young explores the inherent abstraction of the real world. Her works simultaneously capture the bold, graphic qualities of her subject and their nuances of texture and tonality. Images appear both as powerful, gestural forms from a distance and as rich topographies with minute details and subtlety up close. Since 1994 Ellie has been practicing and studying the art craft and science, of ‘alternative’ photographic processes. Established in 1999, her Gold Street Studios workshops developed out of a passion and concern that many early photographic processes and techniques were losing their place in the photographic institutions and art world. Highly praised, her workshops are sought after experiences. ... See MoreSee Less