Hannah Quinlivan’s Drawn In at The Front

johnboy 18 September 2012


This in from The Front:

Canberra artist Hannah Quinlivan will show a new installation, Drawn In, at The Front Gallery and Café from 27 September to 7 October 2012.

Drawn In will showcase Quinlivan’s far-reaching exploration of lines through a three-dimensional spatial wire drawing that’s been created especially for the Front’s gallery space.

“Over the last few years I’ve been experimenting with pushing the boundaries of drawing, moving into three dimensions,” says Quinlivan.

“Instead of making a drawing on a page in a gallery space, I’m trying to make the gallery itself the artwork – trying to break down some of the traditional barriers between the artwork and the viewer.

“Shadows play a central role in this work, both in terms of process and content. The shadows cast by the wire are as important as the drawing itself.”

This ambitious approach has seen Quinlivan win plenty of awards – and new fans – in recent years while studying at the Australian National University’s School of Art.

Upon graduating in 2011 she won the Peter and Lena Karmel Award for the highest honours grade and the Drawn In exhibition has come about through her winning The Front Gallery Exhibition Award.

“The Front has been very generous to award this exhibition to me – I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to create this site-specific installation otherwise,” she says.

Drawn In will be officially opened at 6pm on Thursday 27 September 2012, when all will be welcome to take in the work and meet the artist.

See the installation at The Front Gallery and Café, 2 Wattle Street, Lyneham, ACT.

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