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Close to home : Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016

written by Anne Ryan

Art Gallery of NSW | ISBN 9781741741261

Hardback – 80 pages


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Over the past three decades there has been a significant revival of drawing in Australia. Today there are more artists drawing, and more drawings being made, than ever before.

Close to home, the 2nd Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, includes the work of six artists whose work is connected by a simple thread of visual story-telling. Their drawings are poetic narratives, based on memory and experience. While their subjects come from the particular, they resonate beyond with universal relevance and appeal.

The artists:

• Jumaadi
• Maria Kontis
• Richard Lewer
• Noel McKenna
• Catherine O’Donnell
• Nyapanyapa Yunupingu


Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the
Art Gallery of New South Wales
30 JUL ‒ 11 DEC 16


Anne Ryan is curator of prints, drawings and watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her most recent publications include Drawing out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014 (2014); co-author of Contemporary
Australian drawing: 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing
(2012); and David Aspden: the colour of music and place (2011).

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