“More important than having a romance with the object that I’m drawing, is to have a romance with
the mark that I am making.” Jim Dine
Queensland Academies Creative Industries’ Gallery 61 plays host to a Visual Artist exhibition of our current Year 10 Mark-Making student works.
During term one, Year 10 students had the opportunity to listen and work with Visual Artist Sophie Munns to learn the art of mark-making. Mark-making describes the different lines, dots, marks, patterns, and textures we create in an artwork. It can be loose and gestural or controlled and neat. It can apply to any material used on any surface: ink or graphite on paper, a digital tool on a screen, …even a sound can be a form of mark making. Artists use gesture to express their feeling and emotions in response to something seen or something felt – or gestural qualities can be used to create a purely abstract composition.
Following the workshop with Sophie Munns and taking influence from other practicing artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Emily Kngwarreye, Shelley Rhodes, Cy Twombly, Jose Parla and more, students then investigated traditional and unconventional approaches to mark-making with mediums including drawing, digital imaging and photography to create a body of experimental artworks for this exhibition.
The Gallery will exhibit these works from Monday 8 May – Tuesday 16 May from 8am – 4pm weekdays.