Saturday, November 25, 2017

International Drawing Dialogue Phase 2 - 2017

Following the previous drawing dialogue project that culminated in an exhibition and conference in Craiova, Romania (See here), some of the participants favoured a second phase. Last time two artists were partnered and initiated drawings that were passed to the partner before completion. This time the idea is for three artists to be partnered together and the work is passed from A - B - C etc. and are considered resolved when all 3 artists have worked on them.

I used an approach that arose from a current project that features 'frottage' plus additional mark-making that sometimes resembles a type of unknown calligraphy. As the drawings are the result of physical interaction with the landscape, the images could be seen as a record of the interaction in the form of a personal, indecipherable written language

This time I am partnered with Georgia Boukla and Jane Kennington. The deadline for the completion of the first part is the end of December 2017 but I found an equilibrium within my drawings and will post them on to Georgia on Monday 27th November 2017. I expect to receive Jane's initiated drawings in the new year.

Eventually all the work will be brought together for an exhibition, location still to be confirmed. I will post news and images of the drawings as they evolve.



  1. Great to see that you have made a start on this Patrick. I've just finished the last of my 4 images too, but yet to photograph them, so it was interesting for me to see how you have thrown the ball into the ring so to speak. I have been much more cautious and have tried to put in small catalysts for narratives, hoping the next two artists will do the heavy lifting. It's always good to work with others, it forces you outside yourself.

  2. Thanks Garry, I ask myself what constitutes a share of a drawing, is it literally one whole section of the paper surface, or is it a portion spread across the surface that forces the next participant to overlay their portion. Last time I tried the latter, this time I thought I’d try the former. Either way, the real work begins when another artist’s drawings arrive.