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Base Line: Drawings from the City of Bunbury Art Collection

Location Ron Middleton Gallery
From Saturday 22 September 2018 -  10:00am
To Sunday 25 November 2018 - 04:00pm

Drawing has a number of primary functions that differ according to the intended outcome. Primarily, drawing is seen to be any form of marking a surface with a view to creating a two-dimensional image.

As a means of artistic expression drawing is one of the most basic ways of capturing or exploring a moment, idea, feeling or impression. It has been said that you have never really seen a subject until you have drawn it, as the intensity and focus of really looking, reveal the true nature of the subject being drawn.

The artist cannot help but imbue his own particular essence into the work. The use of various materials such as charcoal, pencil, graphite, conte, ink and pastels on paper, as well as the many different ways of mark-making employed, make this lively and varied medium one of the most useful and favourite of both artist and viewer alike.

The City of Bunbury Art Collection comprises over fifty drawings, which are mainly works in their own right, as shown in this exhibition, but also some which have been executed as a preliminary to a painting or an original print.

The works represented in this exhibition have been selected in order to display the breadth of technique, style, materials and mark-making used by Australian artists from within the Collection.



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