Drawing in Place
One Place, three views
When: opening reception 3:00 - 5:00pm Saturday 24 March. The exhibition runs until 6 may
Where: Suki and Hugh Gallery
Making work that is integral to the daily experience of living in a particular place, with its pleasures and responsibilities and challenges, is a theme that links the art practices of Wamboin-based artists Sally Simpson, David Suckling and Kim Mahood. The joint purchase, seven years ago, of 20 acres of land on the outskirts of Canberra, has provided the artists with both the space to work and the living environment to inform and enrich that work.
‘Drawing in Place’ is an homage to shared values, working practices, and the daily awareness of how and where we live. Each artist brings their unique viewpoint to the project with Sally Simpson focusing on the local mob of Kangaroos that inhabit their land.
Sally’s drawings in charcoal & pastel are beautiful & striking portraits of the animals. Kim Mahood examines the movement of light across the property and expertly illustrates this in a series of pastel drawings. David Suckling has chosen to show the transient nature of life in the bush through a series of charcoal & pastel drawings of dead native birds.
For more information visit Suki and Hugh website.
Image: Sally Simpson, Old Man, 2018. Charcoal and pastel, 57x42cm.