Drawing Conversations

SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday 28 September, 12.30-4.30pm
(Registration at 12.30pm)
Cell Block Theatre

On September 28, 2016 the National Art School Drawing Department will stage Drawing Conversations, bringing to light the myriad ways in which drawing stimulates our seeing, our thinking and a shared sense of being in the world.

Featuring discussions by and between artists about drawings that inspire, stir or challenge them, an exhibition of drawings by sixty artists, and a month long collaborative project between artists from the three Sydney art schools, Drawing Conversations will be an event that illuminates the practice and appreciation of drawings for artists, students, and members of the public. All welcome.

Guest lecturers include Professor Kit Wise, Head of the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Melbourne painter, Mary Tonkin, and artist Luke Thurgate, lecturer at the Adelaide Central School of Art.

Eight interstate and local artists will introduce a single drawing by another artist – living or dead - chosen for its power to inspire, stir or challenge them. The artists will then participate in panel discussions to further explore the resonances between their chosen works.

Tickets: Free for NAS Staff and Students, General Admission $25 + BF

Bookings essential (including free tickets)

Purchase tickets here.


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

12.30pm

Registration

12.45pm

Opening, Introductions

1.00 – 2.30pm

Session 1

  • Kim Spooner, Brueghel: The Alchemist
  • Alex Karaconji, Karolina Glusiec, Velocity
  • Simon Wheeldon, Rauschenberg’s Erased De Kooning
  • Mary Tonkin, Van Gogh’s Road to Tarascon



2.30 – 3.00pm

Afternoon tea


3.00 – 4.30pm

Session 2

  • Kit Wise, Tacita Dean’s installation Fatigues
  • Elilzabeth Rankin, Victor Hugo’s Sail Taches
  • Sally Clarke, Francis AlÿsParadox of Praxis 1 (sometimes making something leads to nothing)
  • Luke Thurgate, Michael Landy’s H.2.N.Y. Self-destroying work of art


5.00 – 6.00pm

Opening of exhibition in the Rayner Hoff Project Space

6.00pm

Drawing performance by Robin Hearfield and Chris Fox


EXHIBITION
28 – 30 September, 10am – 5pm (except closed 12.30 – 4.30 Wednesday)
Rayner Hoff Project Space

Extending the themes of dialogue and exchange between artists, the Drawing Conversations exhibition follows a simple format: artists who lecture in the NAS Drawing Department will exhibit a drawing and invite one artist from outside the School to contribute a drawing. With work by over sixty artists, including speakers from the Symposium and final year MFA students from the National Art School, the exhibition will bring to light a diversity of ideas, processes and images.

Artists in the exhibition include

ALAN RIGBY, ALEX KARACONJI, AMBROSE REISCH, ANNELIES JAHN, ANTHONY CAHILL, ANTHONY MANNIX, BEN DENHAM, BRENT HALLARD, BRUCE SEARLE, CAMERON FERGUSON, CATHERINE O'DONNELL, CHARLES COOPER, CHRIS FOX, CIGDEM AYDEMIR, DAVE TEER, DEBORAH BECK, DEBORAH MARKS, ELIZABETH RANKIN, EMMA FIELDEN, EMMA ROONEY, FLORENCE ARANIEGO, JEFF RIGBY, JENNIFER KEELER-MILNE, JENNY ORCHARD, JODY GRAHAM, JOE FROST, JOHN STANFIELD, JULIA DAVIS, JUMAADI, KATE BECKINGHAM, KATE DORROUGH, KIM SPOONER, KIT WISE, KURT SCHRANZER, LISA JONES, LISA STACK, LORNA GREAR, LUKE THURGATE, LYNNE EASTAWAY, MARGARET ROBERTS, MARY TONKIN, MARYANNE COUTTS, MARYANNE WICK, MELINDA LEGUAY, MIRRA WHALE, NOEL THURGATE, PAUL HIGGS, POLLYXENIA JOANNOU, RACHEL ELLIS, RACHEL FAIRFAX, ROB EADIE, ROBIN HEARFIELD, ROGER CRAWFORD, SALLY CLARKE, SEAN O'CONNELL, SHALINI JARDIN, SIMON WHEELDON, STEPHANIE PETERS, SUSAN ANDREWS, TERRY HAYES, THERESE KENYON, THERESE KEOGH, TONY TWIGG


COLLABORATION
5 - 28 September, during campus hours
The Glassroom, Ground floor, Building 28

TACTAC is a collaborative drawing project between three artists, one from each of the Sydney Art Schools. Sarah Fitzgerald, Delilah Lyses-sApo and Janna Quill. It will evolve in the gallery space near the chapel stairs over the month of September.


Image: Ben Denham, Spiral Phase no. 6, 2016, 50 x 50 cm, 445nm laser on paper.