Drawing Matters 2021 Exhibition
Curated by Kate Black
Andy Black, Kate Black, Tracy Himsworth, Lucy O’Donnell, Sally Taylor
This visual essay represents the 2017 Drawing Matters Exhibition, which built upon a residency undertaken by Artists Andy Black, Kate Black, Tracy Himsworth, Lucy O’Donnell and Sally Taylor at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge (DPUK) in July 2016. In this residency, the artists created a space that was not exclusively focused upon resolved products or determined conclusions but was used to make and talk about drawing and to identify commonalities. These were clarified by the artists as rooted in a shared interest of drawing as an analytical and visual exploration of space, structure, edges, play, wonder and getting lost.
This exhibition creates two spaces that are both physical and symbolic. The inside space reveals the private thoughts of each artist and houses the internal dialogue between the group. This manifests itself through words, drawings, diagrammatic links, source material and influences, both visual and literary. The exterior space which wrapped around the interior, opened up the exhibition and its praxical underpinnings to practitioners beyond the group from all backgrounds and professions to catalyse conversations across disciplinary boundaries. Curated in this way the structure of the exhibition