‘Drawing is at the core of Jody Graham’s multidisciplinary art. She relentlessly explores new techniques and investigates contemporary drawing practice. To do this she builds on and then moves beyond conventional drawing processes in search of new methods and tools that connect drawing with the fundamental need to make symbolic marks.’
Jody Graham is an amazing woman and an extremely talented, fearless, and innovative artist to boot. She let us into her Marrickville studio for the interview, which is a treasure trove of her bower bird tendencies alongside beautiful energetic paintings and drawings. We talked to Jody about her process, the ideas behind her art and her lifes journey through alcolism and beyond to artist extraronaire.
Jody is represented by Nanda Hobbs and her next show, ‘Somewhere to Land’, is from 27th May to 5 June.
Find out more about Mark Cauvin, Jody’s musical collaborator here
The birds flight has been a symbol of freedom to man since the dawn of time. During this recent period, when our movement has been restricted and our freedoms curtailed, it seems appropriate to return to this motif. This theme has been chosen as a gathering point for this group show, to allow us to transcend the physical restrictions on our freedom through community and artistic collaboration
Exhibition 12 – 26th March 2021
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm til 5pm
or by appointment on 0423 061 467
The Kollective – 3/1 Kendall Street, Byron Bay.
Blue Mountains Portraits 2021
23 Jan – 7 Mar
Blue Mountains Portraits is the Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. The exhibiting artists portray the unique people that make up the cultural fabric of the Blue Mountains and tell the stories behind the person.
A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition.
I entered a portrait of Clare Delaney into Portraits 2021 at The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
I met Clare during the installation of the Occupied exhibition at the BMCC in June 2020.
I was instantly attracted to Clare’s earthy personality and artwork. The more we talked the more I saw how her life and artwork linked. Clare loves her garden and art, connecting both by burying her artwork in the garden and letting nature do its part.
Clare generously agreed to participating in an intimate project which involves me drawing her portrait and entering it in Portraits 2021. After the exhibition ends the artwork will be buried in Clare’s garden, left for nature to do its thing, then exhibited again in Portraits 2022.
Buried in the Garden 1 has been made using naturally found charcoal, ochres and sap so it is tastier for the creatures that live in Clare’s garden.
Birds are a constant companion to lots of us. Many have unique encounters or special relationships with them. It’s a rewarding experience to watch and listen to their beauty, behaviour and bird song as they fly about, foraging for food, nest building or calling for a mate.
The Wonderful World of Birds Workshop will teach you how to capture the awe-inspiring beauty and many expressive qualities of birds we are blessed to encounter in our daily lives. For two days the central theme throughout the workshop will be to help you understand and learn techniques to draw and paint avian qualities that intrigue and inspire you.
Learn in a fun, covid safe environment, easy to follow drawing approaches designed to strengthen your observation skills and develop individual expression. Demonstrations will guide students through a combination of mixed media techniques, planned to promote the creation of unique artworks about the bird’s participants admire and love.
Join in this enjoyable, exciting workshop if you want to learn how to draw birds or enhance your existing knowledge and talent.
Lessons and techniques cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
WHEN: 9.30am-4.00pm, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd May 2021
WHERE: Rosby Mud Hut, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee MUDGEE
COST: $265 per student. Includes complimentary lunch with Rosby Wine – SOLD OUT