The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works.
Jody Graham - Drawn from the Discarded - Winner - sculpture Award
bones, mannequin arm, umbrella handle, sticks rope and twine
I walk long distances, constantly collecting discarded, bones, broken brooms, twisted branches, old doll parts, string, rope, and any other treasures that come into my path. When I find castoff and broken items, I enjoy thinking about the life the object had before I found it. This is especially interesting to me, just as much as transforming and extending its life.
Alongside my daily stride, I seek new ways to explore how to make marks. To do this I often abandon traditional drawing and painting techniques in search of new methodologies which connect the drawing experience to a fundamental need to make marks. The relentless desire to search for new drawing approaches has led me back into sculpture. Making three dimensional forms was my first love before drawing and I think it’s interesting how I have naturally come back to it.
Drawn from the Discarded are a collection of drawing implements I made from objects found on the side of the road while walking about.
The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition will be held from Wednesday 19 – Sunday 30 October 2022
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
Open: 10am-4pm daily
On exhibition: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing and 3D Works