21 September to 27 October 2018
Opening - 21 September at 6.30 pm,
Opening talk by Rachel Kent
Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Abuzz - Drawings and collages by Jacqueline Rose with text by Johanna Featherstone: combine the voices of drawing and poetry. > Download essay as pdf
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Opening Talk Notes by Rachel Kent, Abuzz - Drawings and collages by Jacqueline Rose with text by Johanna Featherstone. The Cross Art Projects, September 2018 > Download as pdf
Graces of time enclosed in paper. Slowness expresses as pauses, inhalations, invitations to think.
How to begin a pilgrimage with so many paths? In Jacqueline’s playfulness of routes and directions, there is no excess even when she offers me so many ways through. Her work is uncluttered and I am grateful for slender strength; it feels as if skin has been lifted from my shoulder blades and I can freely stretch and think into the ink extensions.
About the artists
Jacqueline Rose is a Sydney-based artist. MVA (Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 1993). Lectured at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Awarded the Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, Paris (Power Institute and the Australia Council, 1997). Projects include producing a series of etchings, Kafka Writing Machine, with John Loane (Viridian Press) and co-curating an exhibition of contemporary Australian drawing, The Grey Voice (Tin Sheds, Sydney, 2005 with Jasmin Stephens). Her drawings and etchings are in the National Gallery collection, Canberra.
Johanna Featherstone is a Sydney-based poet, writer and creor of public art projects. Her essay accompanies the exhibition.
Johanna’s poetry has featured in journals such as Quadrant, and Best Australian Poems. She established Red Room Poetry in 2003 and was its Artistic Director for over a decade. In 2006 she created a series of literary TV shows, The Wordshed. Johanna is an honorary associate of The University of Sydney's School of Letters, Arts and Media. She writes and conducts workshops, often on ethical issues and in prisons.
Enigmagnetic #2, Ink and collage on paper, 56 x 76 cm
Convergent, Collage on paper, 51 x 65 cm
Abuzz, Ink and collage on paper, 24.5 x 32.5 cm
Enigmagnetic #1, Ink and collage on paper, 56 x 76 cm
Intervals #1, Pencil and collage on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Vertical Thoughts #2, Ink and collage on paper, 56 x 76 cm
Abuzz - Drawings and collages by Jacqueline Rose with text by Johanna Featherstone. Installation view The Cross Art Projects, Sydney
Jacqueline Rose: Monumental #2, 65 x 50 cm, Monumental #1, 56 x 76 cm, Convergent, 51 x 65 cm. All Ink and collage on paper. Installation view The Cross Art Projects