Aleksandra Mir presents a 45-minute lecture followed by a two hour drawing class on two people with an unlikely but beautiful connection - the legendary rock star Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) and Czech sculptor Irena Sedlecká
As a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Sedlecka was awarded the State Prize for excellence. She created many Socialist Realist large-scale commissions before fleeing the Communist regime for England in 1966.
It was in London, after Freddie's death from AIDS in 1991, that she received the commission from the band Queen to create a larger-than-life memorial statue in bronze of the rock star.
During the two hour drawing class, students are free to explore and to draw from Irena Sedlecká's scale models and studies of Freddie Mercury, which she produced in preparation for making the memorial statue.
All drawings produced during the class will be exhibited as a collective exhibition.
Open to people with all levels of drawing ability, as well as fans of rock music and classical art. This class welcomes your unique perspective on all of the above.