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Drawing holds a pivotal place in contemporary art practice. An action, a process, a way of thinking: it is re-invented by each generation because it continues to be indispensable to artists across many areas of practice. This symposium  examined the shape of drawing in Australia in 2019, through the discussion by artists about their own works and the works of others.

The day began with Mike Parr’s Keynote presentation.

Mike Parr Keynote Address

Mike Parr

Sesssion 1 Drawing in the public eye

Artists who also work as curators and educators talk about teaching and exhibiting drawing


Joyce Hinterding

Hendrik Kolenberg

Dr Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax

Luke Thurgate

Session 2 Artists and Drawing

Four artists talk about drawings that have inspired challenged and delighted them

Dr Ben Denham

Dr Chelsea Lehmann

Dr Li Wenmin

Fran O’Neill