CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND INTERNATIONAL ART
Beyond the super hero to the super personal
An international multi-media exploration of the inner life of the comic artist and their incredibly intense, personal and affecting comic works that connect with audiences in unexpected and powerful ways.
Comic Tragics looks at the relationships between words and picture, self and society. Chance and observations about life come to light through the merging of image and words in this moving exploration of new forms of comic and graphic art.
Gabrielle Bell (US), Stephen Collins (UK), Aisha Franz (Ger), Anders Nilsen (US), Tommi Parrish (AUS), John Porcellino (US), Ron Regé Jr (US), Dash Shaw (US) & Emma Talbot (UK).
11am-4pm, Sunday 26 June
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed from Sunday 5 June to Sunday 26 June.
Hope you can make the new date!
Hear from AGWA Curator Robert Cook, Professor Stuart Medley of ECU and Christoper Markle of UWA as they discuss comics as an art form through 20 minute individual talks.
Where: AGWA Theatrette
Comic Workshop: Create a Comic about You
Join local comics maker Campbell Whyte as we explore the wonderful world of comics.
During this 1.5 hour long workshop you will learn the fundamentals of comics making, explore a range of materials and develop your own, short autobiographical work.
11.00am-12.30pm | Suitable for 6-9 years old
2.30pm-4.00pm | Suitable for 10 years and over
Where: Education Studio
Who: Campbell Whyte
Guided Tour: Will you laugh or will you cry? Who knew comics could do that?
Look closely at these unique and idiosyncratic artworks and discover the inner lives of the artists. Deeply personal thoughts and experiences of being in the world are shared through pictures and words that reveal familiar stories of love, loss, struggle, the tragedies and comedies that are present in all our lives.
Where: Comic Tragics exhibition
Who: Hosted by an AGWA Guru Guide
Comic Tragics contains a range of personal stories told through comic and graphic art. They are unguarded explorations of hope, heartbreak, passion and anxiety. Each artist's practice deals with the struggle of what it means to be human. Their artworks step beyond the superhero into the super personal, and sometimes the hyperreal, as the artists push the medium of printed comics in new and challenging directions.
Works are presented in various stages of completion from rough sketch to fully inked, through sketchbooks, finished comic pages, paintings and video, allowing an intimate understanding of their artistic processes.