July 1, 2018
Locust Jones’ giant scroll work ‘The end of the beginning, New Year’s Eve to April Fools’ features in Playback, the 2018 Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of NSW. This exhibition features works by Australian artists who find a connection between drawing and the moving image and will be on display until 21 October.
The artist worked on this large-scale drawing obsessively every day for months on end without a vision of the overall image. Every morning before unrolling a new section of the paper scroll, he listened to the radio, read the papers and scrawled through online news, gleaning headlines and images that fed into his unfiltered drawings. The disjuncture between the sites of conflict that are the source of news and the safety of our homes where we consume the news stands at the heart of Jones’ work.
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