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Artists at work: Dobell Biennial 2016

Videos featuring some of the artists in Close to home: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016.

Catherine O’Donnell

Questions and activities

  • Imagine the house Catherine O’Donnell created is a real one. Who would be living there? What smells and noises might be coming from inside?
  • What drawing styles have been used?
  • How has an illusion of depth been created?
  • What is trompe l’oeil? Find other examples of this technique.

Richard Lewer

Questions and activities

  • What do the portraits Richard Lewer created have in common?
  • Describe the types of mark-making that he has used.
  • How has he expressed the psychology of each sitter?
  • Why has he included a self-portrait?

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