The Drawing Exchange 2022

The Drawing Exchange (TDE) fosters artistic exchange between artists and art institutions, through an artist-led program focusing on innovative drawing practices. TDE 2022 is the third iteration of an ongoing collaboration between Adelaide Central School of Art and NAS. In 2022, Maitland Regional Art Gallery (NSW) joins the program, expanding the national reach of the Drawing Exchange. The TDE 2022 theme is Site. The nine selected artists respond to the site of their home institution and potentially the site(s) of the other participating institutions (through dialogue, images, site/floor plans etc) or extend these ideas beyond the locality and history of the institution to engage with broader concepts of site.   

TDE 2022 brings together a diverse group of visual artists at different career stages, supporting them to make new work in a collaborative context within each venue, and sharing these developments across the three Drawing Exchange locations. This is achieved through a residency style program in which artists work on site at their home institution making new work in an intensive and communal way for a period of 1-2 weeks. The process of exchange is developed during these periods of working together on site, discussions between the artists at the partner venues, and engagement with students and the broader public, culminating in an exhibition at each venue. The residency phase and exhibitions at the three locations overlap consecutively, beginning with NAS (drawing gallery), followed by MRAG (stairwell spaces) and ACSA (gallery). The three venues will be open to visitors during the residency phase of the project as well as the exhibition period. Artist talks will focus on the theme of ‘site’ and how drawing can be driven by process and exchange without predetermined outcomes, contributing to a deeper understanding of the value of artistic process by giving audiences an ‘inside view’.

EXHIBITION DATES ACROSS ALL VENUES

National Art School 
Monday 8 August (artists in the space)
Monday 15 August (public welcome to watch artists creating) and exhibition open until Sunday 11 September 2022
The Drawing Gallery
Monday to Sunday, 11am–5pm

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

3 September – 30 October

Adelaide Central School of Art

11– 29 October

 

In partnership with Adelaide Central School of Art and Maitland Regional Art Gallery

   

NATIONAL ART SCHOOL
ARTISTS

Dennis Golding

Dennis Golding, 'Cast in cast out' (2020), edition etching rag, photograph 93 x 109.6 cm

Dennis Golding is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist from the northwest of NSW and was born and raised in Sydney. Working in a range or mixed media including painting, video, photography and installation, Golding critiques the social, political and cultural representations of race and identity. His practice is drawn from his own experiences living in urban enviroments and through childhood memories. Through collaborative, curatorial, and independent project, Golding aims to present powerful representations of contemporary Aboriginal cultural identity that inform narratives of history and lived experiences.

Nadia Odlum

Nadia Odlum, 'Distant Touch', 2021. Graphite on paper, 150 x 150 cm

Nadia Odlum is a multidisciplinary artist who is driven by a fascination with urban environments. Often working site-specifically, they draw on the aesthetics and materials of the built environment to create playful and immersive sculptures, installations and performance collaborations. Odlum’s work has been shown in galleries and public spaces around the world, including the Art Gallery of NSW, MANA Contemporary (New Jersey, USA) and the New York Transit Museum (New York, USA), as well as public art commissions for Urban Art Projects and Kaldor Public Art Projects.

Aude Parichot

Aude Parichot, 'Relations' (2021) dimensions variable, charcoal, sent wood, threads, pins, making process paraphernalia, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia (day 10 of the project) Photo: Jennifer Chua

Aude Parichot is a French born, Sydney-based artist. Her work continuously engages with, and explores, the flow between art and everyday life. Through process-driven artistic projects, Parichot questions and responds to places, events and situations, critically mapping how these elements converse in a transformational, poetic and playful manner. By engaging with processes and evolving systems, Parichot explores our relationship to place, change, time and language connecting drawing, installation, video, performance, digital media, participative art and documentation.

Margaret Seymour

Margaret Seymour 'Data Drawings' (2020) Colour print, marker pen and graphite on paper, ColorJet 3D print, 61 x 160 x 21 cm

Margaret Seymour is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Sydney. Inspired by new methods and materials for art making, she creates images, objects and sculptural installations where physical and electronic processes are fundamentally entwined. In recent works, colour data she records on site has been transformed into abstract shapes in order to highlight changes over time.

In these works she tries to counter the way a single photographic image often ends up replacing instead of evoking the embodied memory of a place. For her, seeing through data suggests one way out of the dilemma. Her works have been shown in exhibitions with a variety of different themes ranging from considerations of place and image to surveys of digital arts practice.

ADELAIDE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ART
ARTISTS

Thomas Readett

Thomas Readett,  'Morgan Sette. Complexities' (2020). The Mill, Adelaide. Aerosol, acrylic, and oils on board, dimensions variable.

Thomas Readett is an Established Artist and a Ngarrindjeri/Arrernte man who was born and raised on Kaurna Country (Adelaide, SA) where he continues to practice and live. Thomas has been a drawer his entire life ever since he was a child, wanting to further his career as a professional artist he began study at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2011, and it was then he began painting. This is now one of his main practices among others. Thomas graduated his study at Adelaide Central School of Art completing his Associate Degree and Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree (BVA) in 2015 mastering in Painting and Video work. During his time at Adelaide Central School of Art he held group shows with fellow graduates and ended the degree with his final body of video work based around ideas of Solitude and a personal journey through his identity.

Lucy Turnbull

Lucy Turnbull. Left: 'Held' 2022, Gouache on paper 180 x 115, Right: 'Foundations' 2022, Gouache on paper, 180 x 115 cm

Lucy is an artist and arts educator based in Adelaide, South Australia. Lucy studied at Adelaide Central School of Art, receiving a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2010. In 2015, Lucy took part in the New York Studio School (NYSS) Fall Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson. The following year Lucy returned to study at the NYSS, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in 2018. During her three years in New York, Lucy took part in a residency program at the Chautauqua School of Art and was the recipient of a travel award allowing her to continue her studio research in Europe. Her work continues to explore her interest in working from observation to record her experience of place and connection to home.

Mark Valenzuela

Mark Valenzuela, 'Once Bitten Twice Shy', 2020. Adelaide Biennial of Australian. Art: Monster Theatres, Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Saul Steed.

Mark Valenzuela (b. 1980, Pagadian, Philippines) is an artist who lives in Adelaide and whose work interrogates Filipino and Australian cultural and political systems. Valenzuela employs ceramics, video and painting and drawing techniques to reconfigure diverse historical and contemporary references in multifaceted installations. He often examines cultural narratives and identity, using his work as a vehicle to create alternative mythologies

MAITLAND REGIONAL ART GALLERY
ARTISTS

Jamie Bastoli

Jamie Bastoli, 'The Narrow Door', 2020. Recycled timbers, mirrors, Indian ink, epoxy, caranumba, wax, brass door handles, 120 x 50cm

Jamie Bastoli is an interdisciplinary artist working through drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and installation. She is interested in narrative illusion, ritual and belief embedded in peoples and places. The works extract form by observing mundane, everyday objects and distorting their meanings to carve out spaces that allow for inner speculation. By grounding works in real world objects, ideas can be visually rooted in the familiar but merge with the alien, highlighting the influence of social and cultural narratives.

Jasmine Craciun

Jasmine Miikika Craciun, 'Empty Water Vessels', (2019) wire, wool made of recycled plastic bottles and merino hemp cord, recycled plastics, broken china. Commissioned by Museum of art and Culture Yapang, Lake Macquarie. Courtesy of the artist. Jasmine Miikika Craciun’s ancestors thrived on the Darling River. The vessels created of wire and woven over with thick colourful fibres begin brightly, slowly disintegrating becoming threadbare; ending with a single thread demonstrating the fragility of the river.

Jasmine Miikika Craciun is a proud Barkindji, Malyangapa woman who has grown up in Newcastle. For the last three years Craciun has been freelancing as a graphic designer and multi-media artist. Craciun believes design should be used to enact change. Her work tells a story and is made for everyone.

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