On Saturday August 8th I will be having two sessions in conversation with Jodie Ferrari (Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre) about my current project Drawing to Dis/Possess.
There will be a choice of 2 sessions you can attend by booking on 07 5532 7170 at Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport, QLD.
2.30 – 3.30 p.m. or 4.00 – 5.30 p.m. Saturday 8th August, 2020
At both of these sessions I will be drawing objects while we chat about the stories and value we place on things. There will be an exhibition of drawings, watercolours and oil paintings I have been making in recent times as I wrestle with my own consumption and collecting choices.
Drawing to Dis/Possess
An experiment into how I might be able to dis/possess myself of material belongings.
I am making drawings, sketches, and paintings of things I have, but no longer need, in the hope that through the act of making an ‘iconic transfer’ I can rid myself of possessions.
Alongside, must be the equally vital act of not seeking to possess any more things. So, I am making drawings, sketches, and paintings of objects I covet, stuff I’d love to acquire, things that are tempting me but maybe don’t really need to own.
How do I manage my own collecting habits and be more vigorously present in my enjoyment of the objects I own or wish to own?
Is the act of drawing them enough? Can I be content to have enjoyed them, spent time with them, observing their aesthetic or functional beauty or reveling in their nostalgic blast?
Can I draw to dis/possess?