Drawing to an End
With galleries drawing to a close this year, Christmas Eve welcomes the finale group shows. And MARS Gallery is no exception, bringing over 40 contemporary Australian artists together in a celebration of 2016.
Celebrating the breadth and talent of contemporary Australian artists, they have invited forty five artists to submit a drawing for Drawing to an End [December_works on paper]. An incredibly diverse bunch, it is a great opportunity to see artists that vary in experience and practice be brought together with a common medium. Drawing is a starting point for all artists, and Drawing to an End presents them stripped back, with works on paper that range in size, medium and subject matter.
The artists exhibiting include: Rick Amor, Kieran Boland, Fabrice Bigot, Godwin Bradbeer, Amanda Davies, Domenico De Clario, Peter Ellis, Simon Finn, Robert Hague, Stephen Haley, Shane Hulbert, Julie Irving, Talitha Kennedy, Annika Koops, Bronek Kozka, Bonnie Lane, Kevin Lincoln, James Little, Georgie Mattingley, Mish Meijers, Jennifer Mills, Allan Mitelman, Jacqueline Mitelman, Nick Mourtzakis, Michael Needham, Saffron Newey, Becc Orsag, Simon Pericich, Diego Ramirez, Anna Louise Richardson, Cameron Robbins, Lisa Roet, Giles Ryder, Bernhard Sachs, Alessandro Signoretti, Damien Shen, Camilla Tadich, Christie Torrington, Brie Trenerry, Tricky Walsh, Charlotte Watson, Irene Wellm, Meg Williams, Jud Wimhurst and Heidi Yardley.
Open until this Tuesday 20 December, this great exhibition is a sizeable snapshot of Australian art in 2016.
Drawing to an End
Until 20 December 2016
MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Courtesy the artists and MARS Gallery.
Image: Anna Louise Richardson, ‘The Sighting’, 2016, Lithograph on paper (edition of 10), 56 x 76 cm
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