Form Follows Fiction with Michael Kutschbach

Saturday 14 October - Sunday 15 October, 2017

This Masterclass with the internationally renowned Michael Kutschbach dives into the playful, intuitive and inventive aspects of studio practice. Materials are considered to have a life of their own and therefore have the possibility to guide the artist toward surprising outcomes that could not have been predicted beforehand.

Toying with the modernist dictum of ‘form follows function’, this Masterclass picks up on less rational responses to form production. It looks into methods of making which consider studio practice as a space unto itself: a place with its own constructed realities, histories, freedoms and constraints. 

Strategies for material exploration will be considered via working through aspects of object, thing, matter, representation and re-interpretation. Participants will be involved a series of hands on exercises involving drawn and constructed activities that inform and roll into one another, aimed at developing dialogues within ones own practice, as well as opening up exchanges within the group dynamic.

This Masterclass is open for all levels of experience. Success or failure are of little concern. Knowledge, activity and experience gained via interaction with material and environment are key.

Michael Kutschbach, (b. 1975 Melbourne), is an artist and former Adelaide Central School of Art lecturer who has been living and working in Berlin for the past 12 years. He studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (1993-96), completed a Masters (Visual Art) at the South Australian School of Art (2002-2004), and a Masters (Fine Art) at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2006) after receiving a Samstag Scholarship in 2005.

View the Masterclass brochure and enrolment form here.
Enrol now online here.

Dates & Times:
Saturday 14 Oct  10.00am – 4.00pm   Studio workshop
Sunday 15 Oct 10.00am – 5.00pm   Studio workshop

$600 (Please note this fee does not include the cost of materials) 
This masterclass has a maximum of 16 places available.
Morning / afternoon tea provided. 

Please refer to the Masterclass brochure for suggested materials

Closing date for enrolment is extended to Thursday 5 October. 

You can secure your place by returning the application for enrolment form (see below) to the School with a $100 non-refundable deposit. The balance is then due by 12 October 2017 (only if paying by phone, post or in person. Full payment is required when enrolling online).

Call 08 8299 7300 or email info(at) for more information.

banner image | detail | Michael Kutschbach, an amalgam of amiable anomalies, 2011-12, graphite on paper, 297mm x 237mm