Orbit celebrates local artist

Castlemaine Art Museum’s (CAM) latest ‘Orbit’ exhibition features the work of talented local artist Alvin Darcy Briggs.
This is the seventh exhibition in CAM’s Orbit program; a series of exhibitions by artists who live and work in Central Victoria.
Alvin’s Dad is Yorta Yorta, Taungurung and his Mum is Nario, Walbunja. Alvin lives and works in Castlemaine. He learnt different crafts through family and Elders.
“I’ve been drawing since I could walk and have always been encouraged to draw. My Dad was always making artefacts, design and poker work and now I make artefacts too,” Alvin said.
“He introduced me to the machine I use today which utilises a heated wire to make free marks. This technique is called pyrography which means ‘writing with fire’. See the Mail for more…

Lisa Dennis
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