Nicki Rolls/Paul Ridyard
Drawing Connections is a group of 19 artists who have chosen to work collaboratively through the medium of drawing as a way to challenge both their individual practices and fixed notions of what we might consider drawing.
The ambition is to present a far-reaching study of how artists communicate and collaborate and to offer a new frontier that broadens expectations and understanding of what contemporary drawing can be. This collaborative approach embodies Mario Mertz’s statement: “I think today cooperation is a pre-eminent element for human possibilities. At the time of Romanticism, a mark was enough to present in the world, but today co-operation is one of the most necessary of human possibilities.”
The exhibition On Our Way to Where? marks a point, one year on in the group’s journey. The exhibition encompasses a broad range of media to include site-specific work, wall drawings, sculptural pieces and film and animation alongside more traditional approaches.
Tony Blackmore, Camilla Brueton, Fiona Grady, Ruben Hale, Barry Haskins, Sharon McElroy, Claire Manning, Gill Newton, Esperanza Perkins, Paul Ridyard, Nicki Rolls, Zita Saffrette, Nicola Saunderson, Angie Steiger
Nicki Rolls, Gill Newton, Claire Manning