Artists on Drawing: Symposium at National Art School

Artists on Drawing: Symposium at National Art School

Drawing is an indispensable way of looking, thinking and taking action in art that is reinvented by each generation across wildly different terrains. Now we seize the moment to celebrate, question and expand what drawing is right now.


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xhibitions, talks, workshops, classes and special events.

Image above: Mike Parr, Idiot Stick (Messages from the Gods), 2011. Drypoint with angle-grinder and carborundum, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate. Unique state. Produced with John Loane at Viridian Press.

Mike Parr. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer. Courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.
Mike Parr. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer. Courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

SYMPOSIUM

DATE: Friday 29 March 2019, 9am–5pm
LOCATION: Cell Block Theatre

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Parr

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Joyce Hinterding, Hendrik Kolenberg, Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Luke Thurgate, Ben Denham, Chelsea Lehmann, Li Wenmin and Fran O’Neill.

Drawing stands in a pivotal place within contemporary art. An action, a process, sometimes a fully realised thing: it is re-invented by each generation because it continues to be indispensable to artists across many terrains. This symposium will engage with and investigate what that means to us as it examines the shape of drawing in Australia in 2019. Mike Parr will present the keynote address, followed by a day of talk and discussion focussed on practicing artists and drawing. An afternoon screening will showcase selected animations from Sydney and around the world.

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