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.
Jay Villacci’s Alienation series of photographs conveys a sense of abandonment and entrapment prevalent within British identity.
Mia Ferullo uses self portraiture as a method to regain control over the perception of one’s body, depicting her figure unapologetically in paintings.