on the line: drawings by 14 artists

   

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An exhibition of contemporary drawings by 14 artists...

HANS ARKEVELD
TENILLE BAKER
LORRAINE BIGGS
PETER DAILEY
STUART ELLIOTT
JOANNE EMMONS
THOMAS HOAREAU
DEAN HOME
HARRY HUMMERSTON
BRENT MCLAURIN
ANDREW NICHOLLS
GARRY PUMFREY
NINA SELLARS
TONY WINDBERG

The Church Gallery presents an exhibition of contemporary drawings by 14 outstanding Western Australian artists. Two of the artists, Lorraine Biggs and Dean Home, currently live in the Eastern States and have sent their work to Perth for the exhibition. The remainder live in Perth, its outskirts, or in the case of Tony Windberg, in Karratha.

In these days of rapidly advancing digital technology, and diversification of art practice, the art of drawing is in danger of loosing its footing. The Church Gallery decided it would like to intervene and encourage artists to get back to basics. They invited 14 artists to create a set of 3 drawings, on paper provided by the gallery. The resulting exhibition is varied, but connected by the uniformity of the paper size and the artists’ propensity for depicting their surroundings. This show is a wonderful feast of mark making for the eye!

The artists are an interesting group that, in the main, draw in a realistic or figurative mode. The exhibition combines young emerging artists, such as Tenille Baker, Joanne Emmons, Andrew Nicholls and Garry Pumfrey with mid career artists such as Tony Windberg, Stuart Elliott, Dean Home and Thomas Hoareau. Senior artists are also represented in the group; Hans Arkeveld and Harry Hummerston.

Lorraine Biggs’ focuses in on the textures of the Tasmanian wilderness, whilst Brent McLaurin draws portraits. Garry Pumfrey is known for his depictions of local delis, and Joanne Emmons for her darkly mysterious horses in lounge rooms. Nina Sellars and Hans Arkeveld, who both work in the Faculty of Human Biology at the University of Western Australia, have a strong interest in drawing the human form. Harry Hummerston, Head of the Art Department at Curtin University, has a diverse range of themes that have incorporated contemporary culture, and symbols of life and death. Peter Dailey and Stuart Elliott, who are both popular lecturers at the Midland TAFE, have long been incorporating architecture and human forms into their artworks. Tenille Baker is known for her beautiful drawings of enlarged folds of fabric or creases in flesh, Thomas Hoareau for his suburban everyday realities, and Tony Windberg for his exquisitely detailed landscapes. Andrew Nicholls utilises a very fine, detailed line for his subjects and Dean Home is known for his Caravaggio styled still life and figurative works.

 

*prices valid 2003

hans arkeveld
where are we going?

carbon pencil
57 x 77cm
2003
$1250
tenille baker
scape 2

graphite pencil
57 x 77cm
2003
$800
lorraine biggs
hairy myrtle 3

oil pastel on black gesso
57 x 77cm
2003
$450 SOLD
peter dailey
velocity

charcoal
77 x 57cm
2003
$450
stuart elliott
incursion

rust, aquarel, ink, dry pastel
73.5 x 54cm
2003
$550 SOLD
joanne emmons
you'll never know II

pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic
57 x 77cm
2003
$600
SOLD
thomas hoareau
final deal in viveash

acrylic, pencil
77 x 57cm
2003
$900
dean home
from wasted ground: robert
[detail]
charcoal
77 x 57cm [x 3]
2003
$2000
harry hummerston
an aid to understanding no. 2

spirit pen, ink
77 x 57cm
2003
$600
brent mclaurin
man smiling

charcoal, pencil, pastel
77 x 57cm
2003
$250

andrew nicholls
study

ink
57 x 77cm
2003
$275

garry pumfrey
canscape 3

charcoal
57 x 77cm
2003
$400

nina sellars
eve
[detail]
pencil, ink
77 x 57cm
2003
$450

tony windberg
out back: karratha self portrait

conte crayons
77 x 57cm
2003
$2200

This page is an archived record of this exhibition. Prices are valid for the year of exhibition only.

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