D R A W N, at The Young Gallery traces the language of traditional and contemporary drawing. The character of drawing is elemental and forms a part of what it is to be human. Our history is recorded making marks, and the way we draw has remained unchanged for thousands of years. All the recorded evidence on whatever surface becomes the physical phenomena of the world.
Drawing is about feeling, an attitude betrayed in its manipulation as much as in the tools and materials used. To complement the Trinity Buoy Wharf 2019 Drawing Prize exhibition currently showing at The Salisbury Museum, Young Gallery Curator, Peter Riley – invited two Salisbury artists to select works from The Collections, and exhibit further pieces from guest artists. Their intention with this exhibition is to provide traditional specimens of drawing, alongside examples not encountered before in the context of what constitutes a drawing today, in contemporary practice to celebrate the act of drawing. Professor Anita Taylor, Director, Drawing Projects UK and founder director of The TBW Drawing Prize explains: ’…drawing is a fundamental discipline for creative development, used both as a means to encounter and examine the world, and as a departure point for new understanding and the identification of content.’
Prudence Maltby & Linn O’Carrol