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Meet The Tutor: Richard Byrnes

By 1 November 2022November 16th, 2022No Comments

1.What do you do at WWAS?

I teach Drawing on a Monday morning and Clay Figure Sculpture on Monday afternoons.

2. Tell us about your artistic/career journey to this point.

I attended College of Fine Arts UNSW. No permanent damage was done and I made a full recovery. In my final year of Art school I won the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship . This provided me with a studio in Paris for 5 months and ignited my passion for travel . Subsequently , I established an art career; exhibited with Robin Gibson Gallery and taught at TAFE for 9 years. In 2019 I exhibited with Sculpture by the Sea for the sixth time and  I recently staged my 23rd solo exhibition . I continue to persist.   

3. What is your favourite thing about WWAS?

The students. Opinionated , feisty , learned , good humoured , supportive , irreverent and enthusiastic.

4. If you could share a meal with three artists living or dead, who would they be?

Mark Rothko . Bernini . Caravaggio .  

5. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?
I would return to the Age of Dinosaurs and observe that giant zoo in action. 

6. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Harrods food hall, I MAX Giant screen, Norgen Vaas Ice Cream cabinet

7. What’s your favourite quote?

‘Follow your Bliss “  Joseph Campbell.

Richard teaches:
You Can Draw Anything – Monday 9:30 – 12:30
Clay Figure Sculpture – Monday 1:00 – 4:00