Pee in a Wetsuit or Take a Long Hot Spa will transform Chrissie Cotter Gallery into a performance space. Bringing together visual and performance artists, musicians, writers and members of the community explore a ‘shared zone’ between creative disciplines. Often using drawing implements constructed from discarded material found in the Inner West and surrounding suburbs.
Alongside scheduled performances, drawing tools, drawings made from these utensils and other artwork created from discarded material will be exhibited throughout the gallery.
Gallery is open weekdays from 8.30am – 4pm and Saturdays 11am – 4pm.
Corner Hennessy and College Streets Croydon NSW 2132
Jody Graham – detail ‘Magpie Marks’ & handmade charcoal drawing tool
Gallery Hours Fri – Sun 11-5pm 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt
For more information click here Inner West Council
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