Online Gallery – Activity 4 for 2021 – Op Art due 25 April 2021

Examples above by Shirley Melissas

Optic art or op art was a major development in painting in the 1960s. Three of the leading artists were Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and Jesus Rafael Soto. Artists used colours, lines, shapes (especially geometric shapes) and patterns to create illusions of blurring and movement. The effects on the viewer ranged from subtle to disturbing and even disorientation.

Images can be seen here Google Arts and Culture

Have some fun. Create your own op art image. Your arrangement of lines, shapes, colours and patterns can be simple but still be very effective.

You can also work on your chosen subject at our Wednesday afternoon tutor free workshop. It will cost you the incredible sum of $6 to attend at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
– Submissions due via email by midnight Sunday 25 April 2021
– The online challenge is restricted to members only, however non-members are welcome to view the completed work via our website.
– Create a new piece or use one from your own collection
– There is no limit to the number of works you can submit using the email link below.
– Submitted works will be posted on our website gallery and also on our social media accounts.