The latest exhibition at Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery highlights the diversity of contemporary drawing practice in Australia. Through the work of six artists, Delineation employs various interpretations of drawing to challenge the viewer’s expectations of an object and its representation, showing Saturday 16 March – Sunday 5 May.
Featuring artists Godwin Bradbeer, Todd Fuller, Hannah Quinlivan, Cameron Robbins, Carmel Seymour and Kylie Stillman, the artworks are experimental, sculptural, animated and altogether fascinating.
As a painting student at RMIT during the 1990s, Kylie Stillman (artwork pictured left) struggled to be inspired by paint found in a tube. She preferred the challenge of creating artworks from materials and pigments from the ‘real world’. Best known for her book sculptures and woodcarvings, Kylie uses scalpel blades, jigsaws, sewing materials and drills to rework objects and create negative spaces that depict ‘signs of life’. Birds, plant life and Kylie’s own scribbles are frequently used as a subject matter.
Hannah Quinlivan (artwork pictured middle) said: “When I am working on three-dimensional drawings, I spend a lot of time thinking about how the drawing is creating the space around it. I don’t think of my artworks as passive objects sitting on the wall. They are active agents which produce the space around them.”
Carmel Seymour (artwork pictured right) said: “The works show a collation of the ingredients in folk formulations and rituals around their usage. The drawings are fantastical apothecaries referencing botanical illustration, anthropology, the collections of the wunderkammer and 20th century spiritual movements that celebrated natural medicine.”
Visitors of the exhibition can also come along to a free Walk and Talk session with the artists and curator for a deeper understanding of the artworks, held on 16 March and 17 April 2019.
Town Hall Gallery features a diverse range of contemporary public programs, curated exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Town Hall Gallery Collection, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the City of Boroondara. Part of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, Town Hall Gallery supports local, national and international artists at varying stage of their careers and offers a space for local artists and community groups to exhibit professionally in a gallery environment.
Opening: 16 March 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Walk and talk: 16 March 2019, 1pm & 17 April 2019, 11am Exhibition dates: 16 March 2019 – Sunday 5 May 2019 Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/delineation