Use casting to make a candle with Shaye Dương

Workshop
December 3 2022
A white wax altar sits upon a stack of bricks. Photographed against a black background.
A white wax altar sits upon a stack of bricks. Photographed against a black background.

2022 ACE Studio Program Artist Shaye Dương will teach participants how to use casting techniques to create a candle.

When

December 3 2022

12pm to 5pm

Access

Bring along objects you’re interested in casting and Shaye will teach you how to make basic one-part and two-part moulds using alginate and plaster. From this mould, you’ll be able to cast the object in wax, creating a candle reproduction of the object.

Shaye is drawn to the alchemical process of casting and the inherent slippages that come from making copies of an object. In her practice, she explores ideas of mistranslation and replication. Casting allows Shaye to render objects in unexpected materials to subvert their conventional function and meaning.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Full price: $89.00
Concession/ACE Associate: $69.00

Feature Image: Shaye Dương, 'Faltar' (2021), paraffin wax, assorted fixtures, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.

Artist

Shaye Dương
Shaye Dương sits at desk in studio working on wax altar.
Shaye Dương sits at desk in studio working on wax altar.
Shaye Dương in studio (2022). Courtesy Firstdraft. Photography by James Field.
A white wax altar sits upon a stack of bricks. Photographed against a black background.
A white wax altar sits upon a stack of bricks. Photographed against a black background.
Shaye Dương, 'Faltar' (2021), paraffin wax, assorted fixtures, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.
Detail of a white wax altar that sits upon a stack of bricks. Focus is on fence and candles. Photographed against a black background.
Detail of a white wax altar that sits upon a stack of bricks. Focus is on fence and candles. Photographed against a black background.
Shaye Dương, 'Faltar' (2021), detail, paraffin wax, assorted fixtures, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.

ACE's workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary artists in a creative, social and participatory environment. Designed to suit a range of skill levels and interests, these artist-led programs offer all audiences – from curious gallery-goers through to practicing artists – an opportunity to learn a range of creative techniques through hands-on, practical classes. All materials and light refreshments will be provided. 

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