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Drawn from the Discarded is a collection of drawing tools predominately constructed from urban waste from Newtown and surrounding suburbs. The intention behind making these tools was initially born as a way to connect with the environment, to find new ways to make marks when drawing and give new life to the discarded.
The story behind Jody Graham’s salvaging behaviour is a creative response to the artist belief system that an excess of new and more can impoverish the human spirit. Attention and care in the arrangement of these implements has been used to assist in elevating their status from waste into art objects.
While artist in residence at Grafton Regional Gallery I will be researching practical and theoretical ideas about extended notions of drawing.
Examining what drawing is by investigating marks that are visible and invisible, as well as two-dimensional and three-dimensional marks from Grafton.
Selection of work to be exhibited – Jody Graham – After the Rain – series of works on paper using ink, sap, mad, acrylic and charcoal. 2018
After the rain, The Australian bush comes alive. Clouds part, birds flutter as insects look for new homes. Trees glisten with a wet sheen. Everything has been cleansed and a deep sense of profound new optimism is palpable. – Jody Graham 6/4/18
It All Adds Up is a collaborative, community rug I am making out of bits of string, twine, rope, old shoe laces and other similar material salvaged from streets, lane ways, bus and train stops, parks and or other public areas. This project has been inspired by a desire to create without spending. I am interested to see if enough string like material can be retrieved and contributed to make the equivalent of king single bed blanket. Names of people donating and location of string like material will be documented and recored as part of It All Adds Up.
If you are interested in participating please send me an email via my contact page.
Articulate Project Space
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt, Sydney
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm (unless otherwise stated)
25 August – 9 September Open 11 am – 5 pm, Friday – Sunday
Helen Amanatiadis, Cathy Ball, Tricia Flanagan, Jody Graham, Judy Ann Moule, Christine Wiltshier, Marcelo Zavala-Baeza
Images – Jody Graham L to R – Mine, Watching, A Crow 2018 37 x 27cm, charcoal and sap on paper
Join Jody (Saturday 28 July) between 3-5pm at Art Est Art School and Gallery for the official opening of her exhibition Around the Block. This exhibition is a result of Jody Graham winning 2017 Greenway Art Prize – Inner West Council Cooks River Alliance.
Exhibition runs from 28 July to 14 August – 4/67/69 Lords Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Around the Block consists of a collection of two and three-dimensional artworks. Works in this collection have been made from discarded material, rubbings, marks and text directly sourced from the location surrounding where the artist resides. Creating work from the Inner West area provides a consistent source of material and inspiration as Jody Graham endeavours to reflect the true character of the place she calls home.