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.
Steventon’s work explores the link between writing and sewing, stitch and word. It’s an exploration of communication and messaging.
John Cutting is driven to create awareness of the neglectful interferences that mankind has imposed on their natural surroundings.