Drawn Over

Tim Coad

26 March – 25 July 2021

An exhibition by Tasmanian artist Tim Coad that explores the expanded condition of contemporary place-based drawing, through navigating the disputed landscape, sites of trauma, and landscapes of stratification.

After undertaking extensive field research throughout Tasmania’s suburban bush spaces, these works now reside as a reflection upon the interdependence of nature and culture.

The collision of western culture and the continual cycle of new and eroding traces of civilisation in the natural environment, have constructed a landscape of layered narratives. These works explore the collision between the forgotten place, the constructed landscape, and the narratives that emerge when one is framed within the other. This landscape has been marked, and these works have been ‘drawn over’, in attempt to retrieve the scattered remains of a transient place.