Drawing shape-shifts in this final Come Draw with us for 2021. Explore drawing’s wilder side with non-conventional materials and processes with Luke Thurgate and guest artist Cassie Thring. This workshop questions traditional approaches to drawing. From the silly to the poetic, ‘anything goes’!

You will need:

  • 1 x large white dinner plate
  • Vegemite (or condiment of equivalent tonal value and consistency)
  • 3 x sheets A4 white paper
  • 3 x sheets A4 white tissue paper
  • 1 x chopstick (or equivalent)
  • 1 x scissors
  • 1 x graphite pencil
  • Source image
  • Charged phone with torch or equivalent light source
  • Black white surface (wall, white drawing board, etc.) to cast a shadow on to
Cassie Thring

Cassie Thring, Falling Up, then down,down,down, image: Rosina Possinham.

Courtesy of the artist, Cassie Thring

Cassie Thring is an Adelaide based visual artist working across disciplines with a genuine determination to play with ideas and ways of making. Her work reflects an interest in the overwhelming sorrows and riches of life, often through a seemingly humorous lens.

A passionate advocate for art programs in aged care and community workshops. Thring has participated in residencies internationally and exhibited as part of The Art Gallery of South Australia collection.

Luke Thurgate

Photo: Sam Roberts.

Luke Thurgate, Untitled (after Velasquez), charcoal and white pastel on matt board 120cm x 90cm

Luke Thurgate is an artist and educator based in Sydney. He studied at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2007. He is currently completing a Master of Fine Art at the National Art School where he also teaches drawing. Before moving to Sydney, Luke was a lecturer and public programs manager at Adelaide Central School of Art. He has held exhibition and education programming roles at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Newcastle Art Gallery.

Luke’s practice re-appropriates cultural signifiers used in the construction and deconstruction of identity. He is interested in a range of tensions that exist in contemporary figurative art making and explores these through sculptures, paintings and drawings. His work references masculinity, violence, romance and death.

Luke has exhibited extensively in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. He was the inaugural artist in residence at Burra Regional Art Gallery and has also done residences at Seymour College and Art Lab Australia. He has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the 2020 Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Prize, the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize and the 2017 Whyalla Art Prize. Luke is represented in NSW by .M Contemporary.

Teacher examples

Keep sending your examples through to us, we would love to continue to add to this gallery.

Email your examples to education@artgallery.sa.gov.au

You may also like to submit any student examples for the AGSA Student Gallery.