Drawing of interior scenes

Image: Hadyn Wilson, Three interiors (detail). Courtesy the artist

Monday, 8 July 2024 - 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

As part of our Collection 100 centenary celebrations during 2024, we’ve invited four artists represented in the MAG&M collection to each present a masterclass.

Join one or all four in this series of intensive workshops providing unique insights and access to the artists as they share their knowledge, skills and tips about approaches to the landscape, the figure and the still life. Each artist will talk about their work, demonstrate key techniques and offer discussion and guided instruction.

Leading our third masterclass is Hadyn Wilson with a session on drawing in relief. Hadyn has developed this idea and his unique methods over several decades, and says it has almost as much to do with theatre and set design, as drawing. Participants will be encouraged to conjure up their own simple narratives and present them in relief as ‘stage settings’ within a shallow frame (small cardboard boxes provided). You may like to bring an image of a room or interior to base your work on.


Please bring all your own materials and refreshments.

Suggested materials:

  • A3 Canson Paper: 3 - 4 sheets (incl. black, strong or slightly darker colours - not too light)
  • Any drawing medium you prefer - pls include white (coloured conte chalk works well)
  • Kneaded rubber
  • Scissors (if you have your own scalpel and small cutting mat, please bring)
  • Selleys shoe repair adhesive (purple tube)
  • Workable matt fixative

Collection 100: Drawing Masterclass Series

Amanda Penrose Hart – Seascapes  Mon 11 March
Kathrin Longhurst - Portraiture  Thu 16 May
Hadyn Wilson - Drawing in relief Mon 8 July  
Jude Rae - Still Life  Thu 10 October

About Hadyn Wilson

Hadyn Wilson has been a practicing artist for over forty years and has exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally, with exhibitions across painting, sculpture, and installation. Hadyn’s art practice explores relationships between past and present, the real and imaginary, history and myth. MAG&M has two works by Hadyn Wilson in its’ Collection: Dardanelles, Place and Memory, 2007 (a finalist in the Gallipoli Art Prize that year), and a charcoal drawing, Where artists work, 1988. He originally trained at Julian Ashton Art School, then completed a Grad. Diploma at ANU, a Masters Degree from UNSW, and a PhD from Newcastle Uni.


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Manly Art Gallery & Museum 1A West Esplanade

Manly NSW 2095