The girl and the boy with working harbour: James Drinkwater

The girl and the boy with working harbour
James Drinkwater, Artist and Joshua Andrews, Publication Design
Prism Editions

Drawings, the substrate of James Drinkwater’s layered practice, are introduced with a bombastic and sensuous poem by the artist that references back-of-the-hand knowledge of industrial Newcastle, and a sweet connection to childhood. This spirited action is a porthole into his visceral and memory-laden visual art practice. Pithy academic contributions from Loretta Morton, Director Newcastle Art Gallery and Anne Ryan, Curator Art Gallery of NSW lead us to reproductions enjoyed in this limited edition, large format title, which ignites the feeling of a generous sketchpad – playfully accompanied by a pencil case.