Getting a lot of love from the City of Joondalup
After winning the peoples choice award for “Home on the Glistening Lake” in 2017, Potter was compelled to sketch the Osprey responsible for the amazing nest. Potter was so very thrilled win the Works on Paper award at the City of Joondalup Community art award with the sketch Edge of Happiness (Osprey at Lake Joondalup)
Potter was invited to Geraldton to run the second version of the Patch Collaborative work shops, featuring a life sized Great White in the old Rocks Building for WOW festival.
Shark was completed in 4 days with over 200 people attending the workshops over the festival, the art work dimensions 6m x 2.4m
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE at St Hilda’s Junior school
April was the release of Potter’s new style of sketching workshops “Patch Collaboration” Ross held workshops at St Hilda’s Junior school with 300 students. Each student had their own little piece of the puzzle to complete which resulted in a life sized sketch of a pod of Dolphins spanning over eight metres
The art work is now in the process of being framed and placed permanently at the school
Whale was Ross’ contribution to High Tide 2107 in Fremantle
Potter completed the life sized sketch of a young Humpback Whale that he spotted just off the coast in Fremantle, most of the process was witnessed by hundreds of on lookers as the sketch came to life in West Australia’s Maritime Museum
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Joondalup Invitation Art Awards was a great success featuring so many of Wa’s amazing talent. Ross was also extremely excited to win the Peoples choice award with Home on the Glistening Lake
BLACK SWAN PORTRAIT PRIZE
This year has been a period of massive reflection for Ross, as it has been 10 years since he moved to WA. During this decade he has become a full-time Artist, a Husband, and a Father. He wanted to capture all of these changes within himself through this self-portrait, which is now a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize.
1 Nov – 27 Nov
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Catching Thunder is Potter’s latest large scale graphite sketch for Mundaring Arts Centre’s HABITS OF HORSES project, which will be exhibited Sunday, Aug 27 to Friday, October 27, 2017Midland Junction Arts Centre.
HORSE DRAWN celebrates the equine form through traditional drawing skills and contemporary digital drawing methods and includes an artist-in-residence program, an exhibition of artworks by WA artists Steven Aiton, Daevid Anderson, Daniela Dlugocz, Jenny Haynes, Ross Potter, Angela Stewart and Linda van der Merwe, an exhibition of art work created in community art workshops, floor talks and demonstrations.
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