ACMI’s first feature exhibition since its redevelopment shows fans the complex artistry behind their childhood favourites.
One scholar spent a decade studying the ways everyday people drew, carved, glued, sewed and baked their own pornography.
Works by eight artists in the Dobell Drawing Biennial draw on dreams, history and reality. But drawing has escaped the gallery and will scribe on despite less government support for the arts.
The unsung heroes of screen production, storyboard artists are employed to create a shared visual script.
In a system that treats people as objects to be counted, chained, searched and assigned a number, art is a way for prisoners to reassert their agency – and reclaim their lives.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
Drawing lets us look outward and inward simultaneously. It doesn’t have to be perfect and practice makes progress. Here are some tips for getting started and drawing inspiration from the familiar.
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
There’s a disturbing disconnect between the polite etiquette of arms fairs and the hell that their products create.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn’t adequately describe the medium’s flexibility, diversity and potential.
Ghana’s Chale Wote festival’s main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Children’s scribbles can tell us a lot about how they will progress in school.
The Dobell is a celebration of drawing. And the work in this year’s show, from Noel McKenna’s beautifully rendered drawings of dogs to Richard Lewer’s depictions of states of mind – is first rate.
Drawing can help us to think creatively and develop hand-eye coordination. But an insecurity around ‘not being able to draw’ is preventing many high-school students from using this skill.
Don’t dismiss children’s early writing as scribbles. Children know more about writing, even before they learn to read.
Before LOLcats, there were LEOcats.
He may not have invented the helicopter, but the real man is more than worthy of the myth.
Children’s drawings are an accessible and compelling image of the mandatory detention of children in isolated camps. Is that why they carry so much weight in the media?