Notes on a Table series, performance drawing,Drawn Together: Maryclare Foá, Jane Grisewood, Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall, June – August 2016
Notes on a Table (Peckham) 5 June 2016 Notes on a Table (Kleine Red) 2 July 2016 Notes on a Table (Folkestone Green) and (Folkestone Blue) 25 August 2016, performance drawing @ Whelkboy Gallery, Creative Quarter, Folkestone Notes on a Table (Markings) 8–9 July 2016, ‘Markings: Illustration and Performance Festival’ @ Central Saint Martins, Granary Square Kings Cross London. Drawn Together performed in the Lethaby Gallery (drawing 240 x 128 cm). Along with live performances the festival included a symposium, film screening, workshops and exhibitions with broad themes on theatre, fashion and drawing.
Notes on a Table, Maryclare Foá, Jane Grisewood, Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall), Drawn Conversations exhibition @ Coventry University 4 December 2015
Top right: Notes on a Table (Reunion) 2015 240 x 128 cm, graphite and coloured pencil on paperBottom: Notes on a Table (after John Cage) 2010 240 x 128 cm, graphite and black crayon on paper
‘Drawn Together’, formed in 2008, is a London-based group of four artists who collaborate on performance drawing projects and share theoretical and research interests. Working with graphite and light, sound and animation they perform drawing processes and address the relationship between the body and presence, time and space. Notes on a Table includes two large drawings (each two-hour duration) made while in conversation gathered around a rectangular kitchen table. The first drawing in 2010 was followed by a second one this year, on the same surface in the same space to prompt conversation on what drawing together again might mean, or change, five years on. This exhibition curated by Jill Journeaux and Helen Gorrill was part of the Drawing Conversations symposium reflecting on collective and collaborative drawing experiences.
After Archimedes, Re Object exhibition @ The Tetley Art Centre, Leeds 5 – 22 March 2015 The simplicity of a wooden wedge sent to me by curator Sophie Loss inspired this 3-D graphite drawing, along with a similar wedge I’d just seen at John Latham’s Flat Time House. It triggered thoughts back to Archimedes’ wedges and forward to the 20th-century geometric abstraction of Lygia Clark’s sculptural Cocoons, both underpinning the 3-D drawing (30x30 x5cm, Perspex box frame 33x33x6cm)
Art in a Bookshell @ Milton Gallery26 February – 17 March 2015 A survey of artists working with and inspired by books. My work in the exhibition included Black on Black, Black Light book and prints, Line Journeys (Mourning Lines; Drift Lines; Ghost Lines) in slipcase and September: 30hours30days (right), large graphite drawing 152 x 106cm on 400gsm paper.
reveal/conceal @ House no.25 London N16, 26 November 2014 Six-hour wall drawings, covering in dark and uncovering in light, with Carali McCall and documented by photographer Marco Berardi, during the early stages of the internal demolition of a Victorian 4-storey house. Graphite durational wall drawing, 400 x 220 cm; Acrylic paint on glass durational drawing, 110 x 110 cm
Mourning Lines in ‘Book Act’ @ The Tetley, Leeds, March 2014 Live performance 9 March 2014 accompanied by video (2006/2014)
and artist book (2010)
3 book set in slipcase acquired by the Tate Library Collection
Since the first ‘ash walk’ in 2005, and subsequent video a year later, I have performed Mourning Lines many times in many different ways, from drawing lines on paper, to simply walking between familiar and poignant places. For this event Mourning Lines comprised of three different media: Performance: 30-minute performance drawing with invitation to the audience to participate; charcoal on paper, overall 500 x 75 cm Video:Recording of live performance trailing ash on 500-metre walk between home and the village burial ground. DVD; silent; 9’42”; filmed and edited by Ron Suffield Book:Accompanying book with sequence of 7 graphite drawings made during walks.