Senior Australian artist Garry Shead responded well to his first visit to Skopelos and produced three new etchings with aquatint. Dionysian themes invaded his current preoccupation with the theme of winemaking (in his recent paintings), and the studio’s proximity to a small local winery and numerous tavernas aided the artist’s research. His fellow artists were also happy to assist and many convivial lunches and dinners took place during the two week residency.
Garry Shead and Dionysis at work
July 12, 2010 Basil Hall