Sunday, August 19, 2012

'Contemporary Australian Drawing' at Langford 120

On Saturday, August 11 we went to the Melbourne opening of Contemporary Australian Drawing: drawing as notation, text and discovery at Langford 120 Gallery. For Curator Dr. Irene Barberis, the exhibition’s original raison d'etre was to correspond with the Drawing Out conference at the University of the Arts, London in March, 2012 (see Blog Post Thursday, March 15) where the Palgrave Macmillan book Contemporary Australian Drawing #1 by Janet McKenzie was also first launched. 

For most of the 87 artists, this may be our only chance to see the exhibition. It seems to be taking on a life of its own, with plans for it to travel to the USA, Asia and Europe (dates and venues TBC.)

Langford 120
120 Langford Street
North Melbourne, 
Victoria 3051
Telephone: +61 3 9328 8558
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

The exhibition runs until September 2. 

Pictured below are some installation views:

    Above, second from right: Christopher Heathcote, who wrote the Introduction to Contemporary Australian Drawing #1

From left: drawings by Shane Jones, Deborah Klein, Tom Alberts, Godwin Bradbeer, Michael Esson and Euan Heng.
The 'masking tape' at the corners of Jones's image is a convincing example of trompe l'oeil.