The Drawing Project

23 January 2014


Artists Info’s Jenny Core has an upcoming project which she is curating and featuring in, promoting contemporary drawing.

Her project, The Drawing Project, was selected for an exhibition at Castlefield Gallery by Kate Jesson (Curator of The Manchester Art Gallery) and Matthew Pendergast (Interim Manchester at Castlefield Gallery). This exhibition is due to launch on 13th February 2014

Jenny has exhibited her drawings widely throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.  Castlefield Gallery, through it’s Launch Pad programme is now excited to be giving her the opportunity to curate her very first exhibition that will explore her interest in the development of drawing as a medium even further.  Alongside her own work she will present six artists including Sophia Crilly, Hondartza Fraga, Mary Griffiths, Lesley Halliwell, Jenny Steele and Claire Weetman, all at different stages in their career, and all based in the Northwest and who each respond to the medium of drawing in diverse and innovative ways including 2D & 3D drawing, drawing installations, animation and performance.  And during the public preview event on Thursday 15 February there will be a Drawing Performance by artist Claire Weetman.

Previously thought of as simply a means of an artist making a preparatory study, drawing, since the Modernist period has become accepted in the art world the ‘final outcome’, with artists continually redefying what drawing might be in order to realise their work and ideas.

This Launch Pad exhibition at Castlefield Gallery is accompanied by a limited edition publication and e-book, Drawing – A Line Going For A Walk that includes contributions from the exhibiting artists and their response to contemporary drawing and essays from PhD candidate Sophie Preston and Undergraduate Lewis Cornish (The University of Manchester) that investigate the progression of drawing since the Modernist period. The papers take you on a journey of how artists’ perceptions and approaches to drawing have evolved from the mid 20th Century to now.

Launch Pads are short exhibitions or performances that sit in-between Castlefield Gallery’s main exhibition programme providing artists, writers and independent curators with the opportunity to use the gallery as a test bed for the production, display and consumption of contemporary art. Launch Pads feature emerging talent selected from CG Associate members’ submissions (three times a year) and from the MA and BA art courses at Manchester School of Art (once a year).

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