Interaction with the environment in new drawing exhibition

Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig: Son Sascha - mark making through interaction with the environment.

Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig: Son Sascha - mark making through interaction with the environment.

The high level of artistic activity at the Katoomba Falls Kiosk continues with the exhibition of the second Kiosk 3x6 Project, Drawing in The Expanded Field.

Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains (MAPBM) and Toolo, Blue Mountains Tool Library combined in June to launch a contemporary artist studio and multi-use performance and exhibition arts space at the Kiosk. Blue Mountains City Council has supported the project through a short-term lease of the building at a reduced rate.

The Kiosk 3x6 Project, which has been supported by Create NSW funding, involves a series of three curatorial residencies over the last four months of the Kiosk’s lease.

Each six-week residency is led by an artist-curator working intensively with five other artists.

According to the artist-curator for the second residency, Rebecca Waterstone, Drawing in The Expanded Field explores contemporary drawing-based practice in and around Katoomba Falls Kiosk.

“The artists involved in the project have the opportunity to challenge traditional perceptions of drawing, redefining it, and engaging in drawing activity via a range of disciplines,” Ms Waterstone said.

“These may be a combination of traditional, digital, 3D, performative, cross-disciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches.

“The extraordinary artists selected for this project have been chosen for their exceptionally high standard of work as well as the synergy between their practice and the project brief.

“They have been encouraged to use materials that relate to, or are found on or near the site to produce experimental drawings.”

Ms Waterstone said that in light of the imminent renovations to the site planned for 2018, the artists were encouraged to consider the architecture and surroundings of the site as potential 'surfaces' for the production of drawings.

Recently-elected MAPBM president Fiona Davies said it had been a pleasure to see the development of the project so far.

The Kiosk is located at 102B Cliff Drive Katoomba. The exhibition will run from December 9 (opening night 5.30-7.30pm) until Sunday, December 17, is open 10am to 4pm daily.

A public program involving artist talks and participatory drawing activities will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 10am to 4pm. Exhibition works will be documented in a limited-edition artist’s book, and a limited-edition series of artist prints will be available for sale.