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Draw the Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition

Draw the Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition

April 8th - April 22nd
Opening Night: Friday April 7th, 18:00-21:00

Bea Last/ Bettina Fung/ Carole Sherman/ Charlotte Eagles/ Chris Stokes/ Christopher Marrows/ Daniel Hunt/ Daniel Rapley/ Elizabeth Grainger/ Emilio Mossa/ Emily Catherine/ Esperanza Perkins/ Eugene Macki/ Eva Rudlinger/ Greig Burgoyne/ Hannah Birkett/ Helen Walsh/ Ian Turnock/ Jesse Eric Schmidt/ Jessie Berger/ Joseph McKenna/ Lydia Brockless/ Mark Langley/ Mark Nathan Willetts/ Michael Tansley-Thomas/ Mima Kearns/ Nectairos Stamatopoulos/ Niall Farrelly/ Nicci Haynes/ Nick Gear/ Patrick Milsom/ Phillip Allison/ Ray Radnell/ Rosemary Meza/ Rupert Hartley/ Sally Booth/ Sam Metz/ Scott Robertson/ Sharon McElroy/ Tracy Miller-Robbins/ Uta Feinstein/ Vanda Campbell/ Yossi Govrin

This April at Surface Gallery, Draw the Line will ask the question, what is drawing today? 

Chosen from 300 submissions, the exhibition will showcase a selection of contemporary art from across the world. Draw the Line features over 60 works that expand the definition of drawing. A variety of approaches, from experimenting with different mediums to utilising diverse presentation methods, including moving image, offer an unusual perspective on what constitutes contemporary drawing. One of the building blocks of art, drawing is at the core of artistic practice. Often overlooked as a means to an end, drawing has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years, emerging as a vibrant area of research in contemporary art.

The opening night will feature a performance, Communion, by one of the selected artists - Bettina Fung. As part of the exhibition, there will be a projection of animated drawings. In addition, a drawing created by resident studio artist Céline Siani Djiakoua especially for Draw the Line will be exhibited on the gallery's front windows.

The winner will be awarded a solo show at Surface Gallery.

Draw the Line will launch in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Discovering the Painting of Jane Walker in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar, with ales provided by local brewery, Springhead.

Free Entry: All Are Welcome

Earlier Event: March 15
NTU Festival: The Faraway Nearby