Museum of Brisbane

Kite Wishes Project – Masterclass with Kite Artist Tony Rice

  • 17 Feb 2018
  • 2pm - 5pm
  • $60
  • The Studio

As part of The Kite Wishes Project, internationally renowned Kite Artist Tony Rice presents a master-class exploring traditional and contemporary kite-making techniques

Kite Wishes Project - Masterclass with Kite Artist Tony Rice

Join Brisbane artist and internationally renowned kite-maker Tony Rice as he teaches this hands-on masterclass in kite-making.

Rice’s kite-making practice focuses on ecologically-sound materials and practices, drawing on the traditional kite-making methods found across Asia with forms inspired by the natural environment of the Brisbane region.

By the end of this workshop you will have created your own beautiful spotted eagle ray kite to take home.

About Tony Rice

A practicing artist for more than 30 years and a kite maker for 20, Tony found inspiration in the traditions of Japan. Working with kites came about as a direct response to the limitations of exhibiting his work in galleries. Kites became the new vehicle for his painting and sculpture. Interacting with that great gallery in the sky it’s characteristic wind, clouds, birds, sun, rain, and ultimate space, all viewed for free by the public. He is a member of The Australian Kite Flyers Society and has become a major influence among Australian kite artists for his use of traditional Asian kite-making techniques and materials.

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Kite Artist Tony Rice