Events

In January 2020, just after the mega-fires went through the Blue Mountains, I went to BigCi Artist Residency at Bilpin, NSW. I did this to be in the charred landscape and see how I could respond creatively to such a significant time in our history.
As a result I created ‘Trashed’ which is currently showing in Occupied at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Trashed’ has been created from cans, plastic and glass bottles thrown out on the side of The Bells Line of Road in a 30 kilometre distance from Mt Tomah a to Browns Swamp at Lithgow.
The extent of how much is chucked out on a scenic drive became more evident after recent bushfires cleared away trees and shrubs hiding litter along the highway.
Occupied runs from 2 June to 5 July 2020.
Photo credit – Graeme Wienand.

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 others.

Jody Graham in the studio with Facing Coronavirus Portraits and Home Series.

Photo credit – Graeme Wienand

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

If you would like to know more please contact me on enquiries@jodygraham.com.au

Links to online expressive portrait workshops.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

 

Grafton Regional Gallery

 

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

(Cancelled due to incresaing numbers of coronavirus cases) 

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

 

Solitude  Charcoal and Sap on paper

Fun, Expressive, Informative Creative Workshop.

21 Saturday & 22 Sunday November 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 

A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Friday 24 January 2020 6-8pm.

Join us for the opening launch of Blue Mountains Portraits.

Trish Doyle – MP Blue Mountains

Free event: Cash bar.

RSVP to info@bluemontainsculturalcentre.com.au or 02 4780 5410

On exhibition from 25 January – 22 March 2020

Blue Mountains Portraits is the Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. The exhibition artistry portray the unique people that make up the cultural fabric of the Blue Mountains and tell stories behind the person. Over forty artworks in a broad range of styles and media such as printing, photography, drawing, collage and mixed media will be exhibited together with a selection of local student work.

Image: Blue Mountains Portraits People’s Choice Winner 2019 Mathew Lynn, Aunty Mary King (study) 2010, conte crayon on brown paper, 17 x 91cm