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Jody Graham
Happy Daze 220
Discarded bits of cardboard, wood and acrylic and enamel paint.
13cm(h) x 11cm(w) x 18cm(l)
Home has been inspired by my love of architecture. I am especially fond of the make shift, old, busted, or derelict. I like looking at the evidence of activity seen in the character of old buildings. Dog scratch marks on a back door, little balcony’s protruding from windows and holes covered or walls constructed from random bits of wood. The charm I see in old buildings causes me to ruminate about previous inhabitants and the times they lived in.
I had so much fun making these little dwellings out of empty boxes and odds and ends lying about in my studio. It’s deeply satisfying creating original artwork from single use items that get thrown out. It costs me nothing but time and innovation with what I have.
Online Exhibition – 6 – 21 June 2020
M.Contemporary 37 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
Phone: +61 2 9328 0922
Email: 
gallery@mcontemp.com 

 

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.

2 x 1 day workshops – book into both or one.

Workshop 1 – Composition – Figurative – Sunday 16th August 2020

Workshop 2 – Mark Making – Still Life – Sunday 13th September 2020

 

Open the Door and Draw.
Workshop 1 – Sunday 16 August 2020 – Composition – Figurative
Begin the class with interesting engaging drawing techniques to help you let go of inhibitions and connect with the joy of drawing. The second part of the class will be focused on creating a dynamic composition by changing your viewpoint and drawing yourself from a perspective you have not considered before.

 

Workshop 2 – Sunday 13 September 2020 –  Mark Making – Still Life
Often what we don’t see excited us, sometimes the thinking about something is more exciting than the reality of it. Uncover new approaches to still life and mark making by wrapping and binding objects and using them to draw and abstract from. This workshop will be focused on materials and mark making.
Venue – Art Est Art School
Experience level – Intermediate and advanced students.
For more information and bookings

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