Panel Borders: Diary Drawing

Panel Borders: Diary Drawing
To be broadcast 22/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch talks to curator Sarah Lightman and to gallery director Andrew Hewish about the Diary Drawing exhibition at the Centre for recent drawing in Islington, London. Alex and Sarah discuss the various styles of diary drawing in the exhibtion from the most literal examples, to blog entries and gag strips while Alex discusses with Andrew the history of the gallery and the necessity of having an exhibition space that concentrates on artists’ drawings in particular. Artists in the group show being discussed include Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag and Rebecca Swindell.

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Links: The Centre for recent drawing’s website
Time Out review of the exhibition
The drawing research network

Previous podcasts by Alex on art exhibtions: Ian Fleming and James Bond (Imperial War Museum), The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art (Barbican), Jim Mahfood (Dreamspace Gallery), “Play” (Cello Factory) part 1 / part 2, W. Heath Robinson (Cartoon Museum) and Paper Rad (Sketch Gallery)

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On now at the Centre for Recent drawing in London:

Diary Drawing, an exhibition curated by Sarah Lightman. Diary Drawing brings together disparate types of visual journals and autobiographical graphic novels to examine drawing and diary making as process of thinking and acting, fundamental to human experience. Diary Drawing explores the application of line as a means of documenting, rendering and transcribing intimate and individual histories to a public audience. The exhibition features the work of Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag, Rebecca Swindell
Open: 9-23 May 2008 12- 6pm
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From Friday 16th May at La Galleria, 5b Pall Mall, London, Grant Rogers will be exhibiting Works on Wallpaper – drawings and mixed media works about the diversity of wildlife to be found on the world’s largest island, Australia, and the social diversity / Hotel chic to be found in the guest houses of Alice Springs, Yulara and Daintree.

From Saturday 17th May at The Railway Tavern, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, occasional Strip! contributor (and Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs illustrator) Mark Stafford will be exhibiting Pandemonium Carnivale; A series of unfortunate paintings

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