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Fall, charcoal and pastel on flat metallic black paint on gesso on paper, 1.45 x 1.45m, 2017 Deep, charcoal and pastel on chalk board paint on gesso on paper, 2.15 x 2.15m, 2017 Chasm, charcoal and pastel on chalk board paint on gesso on paper, 2.15 x 2.15m, 2017 Ghost, charcoal and pastel on chalk board paint on gesso on paper, 2.15 x 2.15m, 2017
Psychosomatic, charcoal and pastel on chalkboard paint on gesso on paper, 2.15 x 2.80m, 2017
OPENING: Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:30 - 5:30pm
VENUE: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Bond Store Basement

Full Void is an exhibition of large-scale charcoal drawings by Mary Scott and David Edgar. Responding to the rich textural qualities of charcoal, the works explore darkness and the void in relation to a series of abstract architectural and geological spaces. In contrast to the traditional concept of the void as an empty or vacuous space, Scott and Edgar engage charcoal as a medium that gives dimensionality to blackness and explore the visual and psychological weight particular to ‘blackness’ ‘darkness’ and ‘shadow’.

Curated by Eliza Burke

FLOOR TALK: Filling the Void - Artists and Curator in Conversation, Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am-12pm, Bond Store Basement, TMAG.

Full Void was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. Supported by Ten Days on the Island and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Full Void e-invite
I'll have a selection of 7 works, made over the past 3 years, on show at Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place opening Friday 13 January until 29 January 2017.

All works will be for sale, including my newest works and few from a few years ago that I've never shown before.

It's Allanah's 10th anniversary Handmark show so if you are interested in a purchase please contact Handmark for more details.

Come alone and have a look if your in town.

Crater, charcoal and pastel on paper, 94x94cm, 2013 Face, charcaol on paper, 105x105cm, 2016 Particular, charcoal on paper, 75x75cm, 2014 Perpetual, charcoal and pastel on paper, 103x92cm, 2013 Psychosis, charcoal and pastel on paper, 94x94cm, 2013 Within, charcoal and pastel on paper, 94x94cm, 2013 disrupted landscape 1, charcoal on paper, 85 x 72cm, 2016
atop napolean, charcoal on paper, 80 x 60cm, 2016 inside napolean, charcoal on paper, 60 x 80cm, 2016 older than imaginable, charcoal on paper, 60 x 80cm, 2016 vibrations, charcoal on paper, 80 x 60cm, 2016 seven pools, charcoal on paper, 60 x 80cm, 2016 dreaming, charcoal on paper, 80 x 60cm, 2016
remembering, charcoal on paper, 40 x 30cm, 2016 balance, charcoal on paper, 40 x 30cm, 2016 fold, charcoal on paper, 30 x 40cm, 2016 sentinel, charcoal on paper, 40 x 40cm, 2016
It's been a busy few months since I've been here on this website, but I have been busy in the studio. Returning from Arizona with a plethora of ideas has meant much to sift through, with about a dozen or so new works completed and many more in the pipe line. I'll be posting them here shortly... Till then, stay well y'all.
2 new works will appear at Handmark in December as part of their annual Summer Exhibition.

Exhibition dates: 4 December 2016 - 2 January 2017

disrupted landscape 2, charcoal on paper, 82x62cm, 2016 disrupted landscape 1, charcoal on paper, 85 x 72cm, 2016

Full Void is a collaboration with artists Dr Mary Scott and curator Dr Eliza Burke that we are holding in March 2017 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery during the upcoming 10 Days on the Island international arts festival. Click here for more information.

We are grateful to the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and Arts Tasmania for Development and Delivery grants through the Artist Investment Program with funding to assist in making the project come to fruition.

Full Void will be an exhibition of large-scale drawings responding to the rich textural qualities of charcoal. The works will explore concepts of darkness and the void in relation to a series of abstract architectural and geological spaces. In contrast to the traditional concept of the void as an empty or vacuous space, the artists will respond to charcoal as a medium that gives dimensionality to blackness and allows audiences to perceive the visual and psychological ‘weight’ particular to ‘black’ ‘darkness’ and ‘shadow’. Proposed as a drawing installation in the lower ground space of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Bond Store Basement, the works will exploit the connection between charcoal as a natural material derived from the earth and the philosophical and affective dimensions of the architectural void. Effectively an ‘underground’ installation, the exhibition will expand the parameters of tonal drawing and invite audiences to discover new surfaces and depths in ‘blackness’ via a range of metaphoric and experiential stimuli that are both tangible and elusive.

I'm back from an extraordinary artist residency at the Sedona Summer Colony in the USA. If your interested in knowing how it went check out the Blog section of this website.

Napoleon rock, Arizona
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