The Drawing Exchange 2017

The Drawing Exchange 2017

The Drawing Exchange 2017

The Drawing Exchange (7 August – 22 September) at Adelaide Central School of Art is an open studio, exhibition, artist exchange, and collaboration with the National Art School in Sydney.

This ambitious project for the 2017 SALA Festival brings together 22 Australian artists to produce new works that will be drawn directly on the walls of Adelaide Central School of Art and the National Art School.

These two esteemed Higher Education Providers were recently identified in the national QILT Student Experience Survey as the nation’s top two art schools.

The project begins with a public installation period from Monday 7 – Friday 11 August, which will see large-scale drawing works produced live at each venue. Throughout this immersive week, audiences are allowed a rare opportunity to engage with nationally acclaimed artists as they work, and watch an exhibition unfold in real time, as they walk through each venue.

The Drawing Exchange involves some of Australia’s leading exponents of the drawn image, including this year’s SALA Festival Featured Artist, Christopher Orchard, who will produce a significant wall drawing in Adelaide Central Gallery.

Participating Artists at:

Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide Central Gallery and Teaching & Studio Building

Daniel Connell, SA
Johnnie Dady, SA
Ben Denham, NSW
James Dodd, SA

Joe Frost, NSW
Rob Gutteridge, SA
Wendy Murray, NSW
Christopher Orchard, SA

Sally Parnis, SA
Margaret Roberts, NSW
Yve Thompson, SA
Luke Thurgate, SA

National Art School Sydney, Rayner Hoff Project Space

Roy Ananda, SA
Liz Bradshaw, NSW
Sally Clarke, NSW
Caroline Durré, VIC

Sasha Grbich, SA
Annelies Jahn, NSW
Pollyxenia Joannou, NSW
Jonathan McBurnie, QLD

Susannah Williams, VIC
Zhen, VIC


Adelaide Central School of Art | Adelaide Central Gallery

Exhibition dates

14 February - 22 September 2017

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