Workshop: Analytic thinking and concept development


Deadline: October 28, 2023

Join renowned artist and educator, Joachim Froese, for a workshop designed to develop strategies for analytic thinking and concept development. The workshop will combine theoretical and practical exercises that will provide you with new, structured, hands-on tools and strategies in the classroom when communicating ideas about visual imagery.


In this workshop you will

  • learn and practice techniques for analysing visual images;
  • develop and apply strategies for giving and receiving critical feedback;
  • expand your understanding of composition as a visual language.

The workshop presents an opportunity to develop skills in group exercises with the emphasis on creative inquiry and discussion. It connects to the Queensland Visual Arts Syllabus via its focus on creative inquiry and developing creative and expressive communication skills.

What to bring

Flying Arts Alliance recommends having note taking materials on hand. Any resources will be shared online prior to the workshop. Please bring questions that you may have for Joachim.


TAFE Southbank Campus, Building E, Room 3.20.

Building E can be access via the Educational Pathway, between Ernest Street and Tribune Street.

This intensive will be held at TAFE Southbank Campus. The campus is a 15-minute walk from the Brisbane CBD and is adjacent to the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library, the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Your facilitator: Joachim Froese was born in Montreal, Canada, grew up in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1991. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art in Launceston in 1995, a Master of Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art (QCA) in Brisbane in 2001, and a PhD (Art) at RMIT in Melbourne in 2017.

Combining exceptional technical expertise with a conceptual approach he works across a wide range of digital and analogue processes in photography, including historic printing techniques.

Since 1996 he has exhibited widely across Australia, Europe, Asia and North America and his work is included in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and QAGOMA. His work has featured in numerous national and international art publications and in 2009 the Queensland Centre for Photography published a monograph of his work.

Froese is an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland. Since 2001 he has held regular teaching appointments at universities in Australia and Germany. He lives in Brisbane/Meanjin and Berlin.

10am – 4pm Saturday 28th October 2023