Drawn to Experience

A survey into Performance Drawing

An International Drawing exhibition featuring works on paper, video and live performance.

Drawn works by Gosia Wlodarczak (Australia), Morgan O’Hara (New York), Tony Orrico (Chicago, US), (Mar Serinya (Barcelona, Spain), Jaanika Peerna (New York/Estonia), William Platz (QCA Australia/ New York), Rebecca Kinsey (Byron Bay, Australia) and (myself )Kellie O’Dempsey (Australia) will exhibit drawing as an immediate and direct mode of art making. Drawn to Experience is an open inquiry into where Performance Drawing may fit into a broader understanding of contemporary art production.

POP Gallery (Postgraduates and Other Projects) Queensland College of Art | Griffith University

Exhibition Dates:                          Thu, 12 September 2013 – Sat, 21 September 2013

Opening Event:                               Fri, 13 September 2013

Gallery Opening Hours:                 11am – 4pm, Thurs – Sat

Drawn to experience is a group exhibition of performed drawings that discuss multi-disciplinary practice of drawing: an active, expansive and inclusive act.

This exhibition endeavors to identify understandings and methods of image generation through performed drawing or Performance Drawing.  Performance Drawing, is physical, gestural and  enables an inclusive form of cultural interaction, which incorporates the artist, the act of drawing as performance and the body as conductor, audience, participant and/or model.

As an interdisciplinary exhibition Drawn to Experience will consist of works on paper, digital drawings, photographic/video performance documentation and a live drawing performance.

As a mode of investigation Performance Drawing unravels and explores notions of public and private space, corporeality and immediacy. Drawn to Experience considers the aleatoric process of drawing as an inclusive and interconnected form of cultural interaction between the artist, the act of drawing as performance and the audience/or model.


Morgan O’Hara, Live electronics, live transmission drawing, trombone, percussion; ABC No Rio, NYC, 2013


Mar Serinyà, Transparent 2, Performance on methacrylate, video still, 2012, Beca Fundació Fita

[caption id="attachment_1234" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Jaanika Peerna performance on the window of The Gallery for Architecture and Design, Tallinn, Estonia 2013, photo AveTalu

William Platz, A/M Zombie Drawing, crayon on paper, 2013

Rebecca Kinsey, Rolling, videostill-3, 2012

Kellie O’Dempsey, MONA FOMA, 2012