Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.ELAINE COONEY April 17, 2014 3:10am
Potter Scott Wileman and artist Ben Winspear prepare for the Rochester Art Exhibition. Photo: Elaine Cooney
A painter and a potter will demonstrate their skills at the Rochester Art Exhibition, on April 26 and 27.
Artist Ben Winspear plans to paint a portrait live at 2pm both days, while Scott Wileman will show visitors how he uses his pottery wheel to create masterpieces.
Both artists are busy preparing pieces for the show.
Last year, Mr Wileman focused on brightly-coloured retro vases showcased in wooden boxes but is going for simple still life sets this year.
He said his work usually consisted of non-functional pieces, but would use materials that were dishwasher and microwave safe.
Mr Wileman is choosing more neutral tones, as well as black and white bowls and plates.
‘‘It’s just very simple,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s gone from urban wear to stone wear.’’
Mr Wileman takes inspiration from his immediate surroundings.
He works at Murray Goulburn and rescued a plastic wheel from the rubbish because he liked the pattern.
This became the outline for one of the pieces he will show at the exhibition (pictured above).
Old rusty items ‘‘with a lot of character’’ fascinate Mr Wileman, who designed clay vases with that look.
He said much of his recent inspiration was from weathered materials and old bottles.
Mr Winspear will have seven or eight paintings on display at the exhibition but has not finished his projects yet.
‘‘Painting has a timeline of its own,’’ he said.
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