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Facing Coronavirus 

A collection of portraits of people as they face the coronavirus pandemic.

I started drawing portraits to connect with others. Life got busy answering emails, texts, responding and updating social media platforms, travelling long distances to work, I no longer had time to connect with friends. The coronavirus lockdown offered an opportunity which provided time and space in my life to reconnect with what is important to me.

My connection and relationship with other humans.

Jody Graham in studio with Facing Coronavirus Portraits

Photo credit – Graeme Wienand

Facing Coronavirus Portraits are a way to connect and explore creativity with others.

To do this, I zoom chat old and new friends while drawing their portraits.

I am interested in knowing how the coronavirus has played out in people’s lives. I am especially interested in documenting one positive and one negative consequence. This information will help give a realistic picture of how the pandemic has affected others and assist the creation of authentic artwork about this period of our life.

If you would like to participate in this project by either drawing your own expressive portrait or a zoom chat or both please contact me on enquiries@jodygraham.com.au

Special note, my drawings are expressive and at times dark, often I draw with my non-dominate hand and special drawing tools. If you agree to this, it’s unlikely your portrait will be pretty or realistic. If you are happy to go ahead that’s fantastic and I look forward to hearing from you.

Links to online expressive portrait workshops I am doing.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

 

Grafton Regional Gallery

 

Coming soon…

Home – Online Exhibition 6 – 21 June 2020
M.Contemporary
37 Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025
Phone: +61 2 9328 0922
Email: 
gallery@mcontemp.com

Dream Home

 

 

 

Studio Tour – Trashed

In January 2020, I went to BigCi Artist Residency to create artwork about the mega-blaze that swept through the mountains in December 2019 and January 2020.

This is a studio tour of work I am preparing to show when the pandemic settles down, in an exhibition titled – Occupied at The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

‘Haunting’ selected as one of the finalist for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2020.

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.

Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry  (1891-1973) who taught Visual Arts at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country.

The judge for the 2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is Dr Felicity Fenner, Associate Professor, UNSW Art & Design.

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2020 will commence on Friday 28 February and run to 27 March 2020.

Adelaide Perry Gallery – Corner Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon NSW.

Open on Weekdays from 8.30 am – 4.00 pm and Saturdays from 11 am – 4.00 pm.

At the close of the exhibition a people’s choice award of $2,000 will be awarded to the finalist’s work voted favourite by Gallery visitors. Voting slips will be available online.

For more information about the Adelaide Perry Prize

 

Jody Graham – ‘Hunter’ Charcoal on paper

Expressive Drawing in Charcoal & Mixed Media Workshop 

For more workshop information and bookings

 

Date: 26 Sunday July 2020 10am – 4pm

Venue: All Saints Church Hall 85 Ocean Street, Woollahra.

Getting There: Free parking in the grounds of the Church. Closest train station is Edgecliff;  then walk up Ocean St (10 mins) or take the bus and alight at the first stop.

www.transportnsw.info or  131 500 bus route information

 

Jody Graham – Drawing tool collection (detail)

Discover material, techniques and inspiration from the natural environment to create expressive artworks.

For more workshop information and Bookings.

Date: 25 Saturday July 2020 10am – 4pm

Venue: All Saints Church Hall 85 Ocean Street, Woollahra

Getting There: Free parking in the grounds of the Church. Closest train station is Edgecliff;  then walk up Ocean St (10 mins) or take the bus and alight at the first stop.

www.transportnsw.info or  131 500 bus route information

Solitude  Charcoal and Sap on paper

Fun, Expressive, Informative Creative Workshop.

23 Saturday & 24 Sunday may 2020 – 9.30am – 4pm daily

Unleash your inner artist by securing a place in this two-day expressive landscapes workshop. Under the direction of Jody Graham, you’ll work with charcoal and mixed media, explore techniques to extend and develop your creative visual voice and learn the art of self-expression, ultimately bringing life and energy to your work.

For bookings and more information