Six artists present ‘Trace’ – a contemporary exploration of drawing

In ‘Trace’, six contemporary Australian artists – Joyce Hinterding, Laith McGregor, Cameron Robbins, Sandra Selig, Kylie Stillman and Gosia Wlodarczak – look beyond the traditional definitions of drawing, presenting 40 new and recent artworks at Melbourne’s Bunjil Place Gallery, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren until 24 February 2019.

Cameron Robbins, Climate Control series, 2013-14; ‘Trace’ installation view at Bunjil Place Gallery, 2018. Photograph: Christian Capurro

Pencil and ink drawings by artist and machine will feature amongst hand sewn drawings, along with a mesmerizing thread installation that spans across walls, intricately carved books, and sound producing induction drawings; visitors will have the opportunity to decode a 12 metre interactive instruction drawing by Wlodarczak and attend an Artist Talk on Saturday 23 February at 3.30pm.

Gosia Wlodarczak creating FOUND IN TRANSLATION, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: Interpretation Drawing #2, 3, 4 with Instructions, 2015, three-instruction drawing interactive installation with instructions for the Maker and for the Viewer. Deakin University Gallery, Melbourne. Exhibition curated by Emma Busowski-Cox. Photograp: Longin Sarnecki

Drawing is the basis of my whole practice, extending towards performance, interactive situations, installation, sound and film; I refer to it as cross-disciplinary drawing.’ – Wlodarczak.

Joyce Hinterding, Soundwave: Induction Drawing 1 – Resonator Wave, 2012; ‘Trace’ installation view at Bunjil Place Gallery, 2018. Photograph: Christian Capurro

The ongoing monthly Wednesday Workshops series takes inspiration from ‘Trace’, with Brush Lettering led by designer and illustrator Casey Schuurman on Wednesday 5 December at 7pm. The January workshop invites participants to leisurely sift through old books and magazines to form a unique creation at Collage with Minna Gilligan on Wednesday 30 January at 7pm. For needle and thread artistic fun Kylie Stillman’s Paper Sewing workshop will keep hands busy on Wednesday 20 February at 7pm, as participants create hand-made gift cards.

Join the Trace: Curator Walk & Talk with exhibition curator Penny Teale to discuss the ins and outs of contemporary drawing on Saturday 2 February, 3.30pm.

And let’s not forget the kids these summer holidays. Youngsters aged 7-12 years will be able to join illustrator Kat Chadwick to draw and bring their very own Bandicoot to life at the Draw A Fuzzy Friend kids’ art workshop on Wednesday 16 January at 10.30am.