George Strachan’s drawing-based practice is rooted in experimentation, process and enquiry. His work is an outcome of exploration into the possibilities and fluidity of the medium. It is, in part, a response to a number of what might be regarded ‘conventions’ or characteristics of drawing – such as those outlined by thinkers like Jacques Derrida. Strachan’s enquiries into drawing are facilitated via an adoption of frottage: the making of rubbings from a textured surface. This challenges historical associations between drawing and reliance on technical skill and, simultaneously, offers an alternative platform from which to consider aspects of line and gesture in drawing.
Illustrator Amelia Wilson-Wood’s energetic imagery is focused on organic and natural forms – combined with a love and passion for music.
AAP: Sculpture Today
Artist and Lecturer in Sculpture at York St John University, Dr Joanna Sperryn-Jones discusses the state of contemporary sculpture.