Drawing In, Breathing Out

Simon Woolham (Curator), Mike Chavez Dawson (Curator)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


DRAWING-IN-BREATHING-OUT is a group exhibition I curated that explores the realms between the drawn and performed mark and gesture through a variety of provocations and modes of practice. The artists in the exhibition utilise a number of active and traced drawing processes throughout their practices from the animated to the bodily.

Expanded drawing practices are captured from moments of everyday life, journeys through specific sites of history and narrative, documenting live psychological states-of-mind, re-living and reflecting on moments of trauma or drawing trapped in its own existence, all with a sense of playfulness and unpredictability.

Louise Adkins, Jack Brown, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Rachel Goodyear, Mary Griffiths, Lesley Halliwell, Andrew McDonald, Richard Shields, Ruby Tingle and Simon Woolham are all based at artists’ studios in Manchester, Paradise Works, Islington Mill and Rogue Artists’ Studios where there will be a number of simultaneous exhibitions and events forming part of the British Art Show and A Modest Show Satellite Programme.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2022
EventDrawing In Breathing Out - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 May 20223 Sep 2022


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