Apr 26, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
We are open for the final hours of Drawing Biennial 2017, providing a last chance to view work and place bids before the close of the online auction at 9pm. Staff will be on hand to provide information about the works and assistance with bidding.
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May 18 - Jul 9, 2017
Graphic Witness demonstrates the power of drawing to challenge and question, its capacity to record and reflect protest, and to produce images that bear witness to social injustice and even the horrors of war. The drawings move beyond documentation of man’s inhumanity to man, and become active agents in understanding how political ideals are corrupted, and a reminder not to stand by, but to act.
Drawing is particularly suited to representing evidence as it is a legible medium; to look closely at a drawing is to trace the history of its making and in this sense each drawing acts as its own witness. The artists in Graphic Witness employ different drawing modes to produce evidence of conflict and suffering, commentaries on injustice and as tools to prompt social change. These wide ranging graphic responses question accepted histories, speculate on alternative scenarios and propose new trajectories.
Graphic Witness is curated by Kate Macfarlane (curator and co-director, Drawing Room).