Drawing holds a pivotal place in contemporary art practice. An action, a process, a way of thinking: it is re-invented by each generation because it continues to be indispensable to artists across many areas of practice. This symposium examined the shape of drawing in Australia in 2019, through the discussion by artists about their own works and the works of others.
The day began with Mike Parr’s Keynote presentation.
Mike Parr Keynote Address
Sesssion 1 Drawing in the public eye
Artists who also work as curators and educators talk about teaching and exhibiting drawing
Dr Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax
Session 2 Artists and Drawing
Four artists talk about drawings that have inspired challenged and delighted them
Dr Ben Denham
Dr Chelsea Lehmann
Dr Li Wenmin