Trace at Bunjil Place

Opening this week ‘Trace’ at Bunjil Place Gallery
24 November 2018 to 24 February 2019

 Kylie Stillman 'Masking the Seam' 2017  Hand-cut paperback books, timber, saw horse, ladder 182 x 144 x 80 cm

Kylie Stillman 'Masking the Seam' 2017
Hand-cut paperback books, timber, saw horse, ladder
182 x 144 x 80 cm

Artists: Joyce Hinterding, Laith McGregor, Cameron Robbins, Sandra Selig, Kylie Stillman, Gosia Wlodarczak

Looking beyond the traditional definitions of drawing, this exhibition acknowledges the work of six contemporary Australian artists who utilise principles of drawing whilst expanding upon what the definition of drawing can be.

Recognising the unexpected and illuminating ways these artists have shaped the medium, Trace features 40 new and recent works. These include pencil and ink drawings by artist and machine, hand sewn drawings on paper, a mesmerizing thread installation that spans across space and walls through to intricately carved books, and sound producing induction drawings.

‘I like presenting ideas that show how marks on a page can show both the immediacy in expressing an idea and also be a complex planned drawing that is laborious and time consuming. Many of my works also explore ways of showing three-dimensional forms on a two dimensional plane. This interest is directly connected to my background in domestic craft and having learnt to sew and construct garments from a young age, laying out fabric flat and working with a pattern to construct something that forms to the contours of the body.’

Kylie Stillman