Vanessa Garwood, 2023 © Vanessa Garwood. Photo: Jake Gavin

‘Present Tense’ Drawing Workshops with Vanessa Garwood

  • Sat 27 April, 2 – 3 pm and 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Join us for drawing movement workshops with ‘Present Tense’ artist Vanessa Garwood at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

During these 1 hour life drawing sessions, two dancers will perform a mixture of continuous dance sequences with short to medium still poses, for participants to capture on paper. Participants will explore the link between drawing and movement by developing expressive forms of mark-making.

Please book for one of the following sessions:

• 2 – 3 pm
• 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Complimentary art materials will be provided. Tickets are free, however we encourage donations to our 2023 – 2024 charity partner, Bruton Community Library. Advance booking is required.

About ‘Present Tense’
‘Present Tense’ spotlights the next generation of artists living and working in the UK, from emerging to mid-career, celebrating a breadth of creative talent and socially engaged practices. The multifaceted group presentation consists of 23 contemporary artists outside of the Hauser & Wirth roster, testing the boundaries of their mediums to address and confront notions of identity, consciousness, humanity and representation. Through their individual lens, each artist is responding to the cultural climate of the UK right now, depicting a range of lived experiences that co-exist and connect within the rich fabric of the same location.

The exhibition is on view through Sunday 28 April.

About Vanessa Garwood
Artist Vanessa Garwood practice first focused on portraiture, where she developed a language of oil painting through both commissioned work and her own subjects. These themes ranged from narrative storytelling, male nudes and dancers, as well as performance collaboration with choreographers. In 2020, her practice shifted to include acrylics and ceramics, working in these new mediums to build a world where more personal themes could be explored. These paintings are fragments of the artists memories and imagination, lost between good and bad, light and dark, part nightmare part satire. Stripping back to use only black and white helped her to access a more instinctive and emotional language of painting.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.