PRESENTED as part of MPRG’s Festival of Drawing 2021, the exhibition Wall Drawings brings together eleven leading contemporary artists from across Australia, exploring the expansive nature of wall drawings and paintings, through newly commissioned wall-based works, showing 12 November – 13 March.
Curated by Danny Lacy and Ellinor Pelz, featured artists create diverse spaces of intimate, vast and imagined landscapes throughout the gallery’s foyer, walls, alcoves and façade. The exhibition features work from artists: Penny Evans, Emily Floyd, Tony Garifalakis, Julia Gorman, Yuria Okamura, Jason Phu, Kerrie Poliness, Cameron Robbins, Gemma Smith, Lisa Waup and Jahnne Pasco-White.
Artist Cameron Robbins has created a sunlight powered drawing instrument which draws in graphite onto the gallery’s foyer wall, inspired by the lunar eclipse of May 26 2021. Each line is made as sunlight filters through cloud, atmosphere and trees, to motivate a solar-motor driven pen. Each day, drawings accumulate from thousands of consecutive lines. Cameron explains: “During the eclipse we are reminded that the Earth always casts its shadow into space while the moon passes through it on its monthly journey and project onto it is the red ring of all the sunset and sunrises at once.”
MPRG’s Spring Festival of Drawing 2021
12 November – 13 March 2022
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington
More information: 5950 1580 or mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au