Drawing is enjoying a renaissance in contemporary Australian art. This exhibition examines new approaches to drawing and the reinvigoration of drawing practice by many (mostly young) artists from across the nation who have spear-headed its resurgent popularity.
The exhibition adopts the traditional definition of drawing as ‘mark-making’, but its focus extends to performative works that feature the production of marks as well as art objects. As a result it includes both drawings and works about drawing.
The range of works comprises collaborative and performative drawings, animation, as well as works that feature the cross-over between drawing and the graphic arts.
Above: Mark Wallinger, Time and Relative Dimensions in Space or TARDIS (2001), stainless steel, MDF, electric light. Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery. Pic © the artist. Below: Renato Giuseppe Bertelli, (1890-1974)
Profilo Continuo (Testa di Mussolini) [Continuous Profile (Head Of Mussolini)], 1933.
Courtesy Imperial War Museum © The Estate of Renato Giuseppe Bertelli. Francis Oakes,
Single glass Klein bottle, 1967.
Courtesy The Science Museum / Science and Society Picture Library
© Science Museum / Science and Society Picture Library. Philippe Petit, (b.1949)
The French High Wire Artist Walks across a Tightrope Suspended Between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, New York, 1974.
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