Full Void is a collaboration with artists Dr Mary Scott and curator Dr Eliza Burke that we are holding in March 2017 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery during the upcoming 10 Days on the Island international arts festival. Click here for more information.

We are grateful to the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and Arts Tasmania for Development and Delivery grants through the Artist Investment Program with funding to assist in making the project come to fruition.

Full Void will be an exhibition of large-scale drawings responding to the rich textural qualities of charcoal. The works will explore concepts of darkness and the void in relation to a series of abstract architectural and geological spaces. In contrast to the traditional concept of the void as an empty or vacuous space, the artists will respond to charcoal as a medium that gives dimensionality to blackness and allows audiences to perceive the visual and psychological ‘weight’ particular to ‘black’ ‘darkness’ and ‘shadow’. Proposed as a drawing installation in the lower ground space of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Bond Store Basement, the works will exploit the connection between charcoal as a natural material derived from the earth and the philosophical and affective dimensions of the architectural void. Effectively an ‘underground’ installation, the exhibition will expand the parameters of tonal drawing and invite audiences to discover new surfaces and depths in ‘blackness’ via a range of metaphoric and experiential stimuli that are both tangible and elusive.