Wall Drawings

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Presented as part of MPRG’s Spring Festival of Drawing 2021
Curated by Danny Lacy and Ellinor Pelz
4 September – 21 November               

Penny Evans, Emily Floyd, Tony Garifalakis, Julia Gorman, Yuria Okamura, Jason Phu, Kerrie Poliness, Cameron Robbins, Gemma Smith, Lisa Waup, Jahnne Pasco-White

Bringing together eleven leading contemporary artists from across Australia, this exhibition explores the expansive nature of wall drawings and paintings, situating newly commissioned wall-based works throughout the Gallery.

Creating diverse spaces of intimate, vast and imagined landscapes throughout the Gallery’s foyer, walls, alcoves and façade Wall Drawings challenges the permanence and expansive nature of contemporary art. Following the uncertainty of enduring a global pandemic, we hope that the exhibition's immediacy and tactility will evoke a sense of connectivity and wonder throughout communities. 

Kerrie Poliness, blue wall drawing #1 2007. Image © the artist. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne