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Sculptors Raft.

Research output: Other contribution

Published

Publication date7/09/2006
Original languageEnglish

Bibliographic note

This drawing continues themes of diasporas and emigration. The uncontrolled movement of people is a significant contemporary challenge to regional and national security, identity and cultural values; immigrants arrive with new skills and ideas but also needs and expectations. Davies's work seeks to understand the conditions of immigration by creating environments which mimic a group or family unit who are fleeing. Sculptors Raft (76x94cms) depicts artists and curators and part of the sculpture collection of the British Museum, reflecting particularly British and colonial experiences. The significance of this is emphasised by the drawing being shown in ex-colonial countries such as Australia and Singapore. This exhibition, curated by Professor Anita Taylor and Paul Thomas, founders of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, is selected from the winners, past artist jurors' and esteemed artists who have exhibited in the last ten years and as such, has become an archive for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Exhibitors include: Tom Philips, Ken Currie, Peter de Francia, Stephen Farthing among others. The exhibition, catalogue and tour have been supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, the Esm'e Fairburn Foundation, the British Council, the National Art School, Sydney and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. RAE_import_type : Exhibition RAE_uoa_type : LICA