Ryan. Curator: Drawings, Water Colours and Prints at the Art Gallery
of New South Wales.
“A strong sense of narrative binds all works and is a common
thread in those chosen”
in Hat', Annette Brumby
Not initially attractive but the more you look at it
the more the sense of the underlying structure and form of the
subject and her life is revealed.
Based on a sustained observation of a Real Subject in Real Life.
A fine drawing with strong line to the figure
Group II', Jon Cattapan
Considered work that is energetic and dynamic Elements
from contemporary urban living.
Brings across very strongly the essence of modern urban life
by use of “medium” and type of information (figures
from the media). These are signature concerns of artist.
Technique unique and sophisticated in its realization .
Man', Rita Lazauskas
Constructed narrative, toys in a domestic setting thus
very personal and intimate.
Paperclip man in a great adventure, nicely observed, a great
Great composition (we enter the drawing from the same perspective
as the person putting the tableau together)
A Narrative is happening you want to know more about Paperclip
Tree', Tania Mason
Very “filmic” a la Hitchcock.
“burning bush” “gone with the wind”
Tree pulled out of its context (Like close focus in a film)
Gothic, a sense of movement, suspense and apprehension, not
just a tree.
The artist is responding to the landscape
A grand landscape “monumentalized” from something
which could have been quite small.
Lots of visual interest.
You feel like your eye is traveling through the landscape.
Restoration', Nafisa Naomi
Fine rendering of ropes, hose, buckets etc but also a
history of the vessel expressed as craft on hand made paper
(Machines not yet involved when James Craig in existence)
Pen and ink with hatching is a classical way of traditional
illustration reinforcing the idea of the “age” craft,
restoration, hand made.
by Mr Hendrik Kolenberg about the exhibition and selected works
.an auspicious beginning to this new drawing event
positive response and quality of entries
than those selected were very worthy
Clarke St Peters, Factory Wall' - Study II
fine cohesively realised drawing with subtle feeling
.one of two outstanding drawings in this exhibition
by this artist
simple, resolved, sublte, restrained
Chen Chow By the Water
.a good example of direct drawing
energetic, true feeling of changing weather, gives the feeling
of a real place
Griffen Above Thredbo
a convincing, highly competent fine work, gives
the feeling of what the artist has seen, the summation of an
experience or memory of the artist
McDonald Landscape with yellow ochre
the abstraction of a real experience, subtle, restrained,
will gradually reveal its qualities more and more over time
Fleming Metropolis Walk
an arresting work of very high quality
McClure Better than watching TV
another very interesting work of high quality