Join Olav Westphalen, Professor of Drawing at Hochschule für Künste fur Kunste, Bremen, Germany, for a practical drawing workshop. This workshop is based on the principles of his project the Palliative Turn as well as ideas borrowed from Hans Hofmann, Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee, Kinesiology and other sources.

In a series of simple, practical exercises shift focus from visual control and judgement towards open-ended, multi-sensory experience and meaningful gestures. Participants can choose if they want to use these experiments to enrich their individual drawing practice, or as a form of self-observation and meditative practice, or both.

Olav Westphalen is a German-American artist whose practice frequently takes the form of games, entertainment or experiments. He works on both sides of the HI-LO divide, producing mass-media comedy and cartoons while exhibiting in respected museums such as The Whitney Museum, ICA London, The Swiss Institute NY, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Museum Fridericianum and others. From 2007 to 2017 he was Professor for Performative art at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and is currently Professor of Drawing at Hochschule für Künste, Bremen. He is also the founder of MoMCo (The Museum of Modern Comedy in Art), one of the founders or the Association for the Palliative Turn.

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  • Free / Booking Essential


  • Sat 04 Mar


  • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 1-7 Earl Street
  • Queenstown 9300