ACMI presents

Cleverman Comic Making Adult Workshop

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Join artists Jade Kennedy and Bailey Sharp for one of our unique Cleverman inspired comic making workshops.

Discover the secrets behind Ryan Griffen and Wolfgang Bylsma's original Cleverman comic with a guided tour of the Cleverman exhibition before learning the theory, tools and tips to create your own comic art from two of Australia's most distinctive comic art voices.

Jade Kennedy incorporates his Mutti Mutti, Tatti Tatti, Waddi Waddi and Noongar people heritage in his art work and uses both traditional illustration as well as digital tools in his work.

Bailey Sharp, co-editor of the Lifted Brow, uses humour garnered from everyday situations to create unique and hilariously relatable panel art and cartoons.

We'll delve into some cultural mythology to inspire your own characters and comic stories and experiment with some digital and traditional comic making techniques.

No drawing or comic creation experience necessary!

This workshop contains mature content and is recommended for ages 18+

Workshop Schedule

10:00am – Cleverman exhibition guided tour

10:30am – 1pm - Comic Making workshop in Studio 1, Level 1, ACMI Fed Square.

Jade Kennedy

From Robinvale in northwest Victoria, Jade has lived and worked in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland for the past five years. He primarily creates portraits and incorporates traditional Noongar and Koorie designs into his work. Jade's art tells a story of where he comes from and who he is. As an emerging artist, Jade experiments with digital technology, painting and woodburning, researching tradition as he seeks his own signature style. His successful exhibitions include NAIDOC 2014, Land and Sea 2015 at the Forge Theatre Bairnsdale and NAIDOC Sacred Ground at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place Bairnsdale 2015. He has also exhibited comic artwork, along side Lin Onus, in the  Marramb-ik (I am) exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Jade has recently developed commercial artwork for a range of businesses including Athletics Australia, Koorie Heritage Trust and Mullum-Mullum. 

Bailey Sharp

Bailey Sharp is a cartoonist from Georgia, living in Melbourne. She is the co-art editor at The Lifted Brow

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