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formed & unformed

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Scott, MG and Edgar, D, formed & unformed, University of Tasmania and Arts Tasmania, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts, Artspace, Arts Tasmania, 146 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania, first, pp. 14 (2014) [Curated Exhibition]

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Abstract

Drawing is found in many forms and has many intents and purposes. But its power lies in its immediacy, when its idiosyncratic forms are embraced to drive experimentation and discovery. When used in this direct way drawing captures and maps the movement of its maker in time and space; a marrying of action and mark, thought and expression. Drawing then, records the experience of its maker and opens a conversation with us, the audience, about the unique relationship the artist has with the world. In turn, this challenges our perceptions and understandings of what we know. This exhibition brings to the fore a ‘performative’ approach to art-making, a choreography of movement where one action or gesture begets another and decisions are made in response to what has gone before. By placing themselves ‘inside’ the act of drawing Hindmarsh, Hogan, Leary, Walch, Woodbury and Yung place themselves in negotiation with reality. They enter into a highly tuned relationship with their drawing as it is formed and unformed in a matrix of ideas and relationships, thoughts and forms. Movement is key to the creative-conceptual process; the artists are shaping patterns of connections with their experience of the world.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:drawing, process,
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Scott, MG (Dr Mary Scott)
ID Code:90541
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2014-04-10
Last Modified:2014-10-21
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