A group exhibition featuring local artists Oksana Waterfall (pictured), Zom Osborne and Mandy Nolan was launched on Thursday night at Mullum’s Art Piece Gallery.
Curator Nadine Abensur says the theme for the works is based around memory and peripheral perception.
Mandy said of her involvement in the project,’for as long as I can remember I have drawn. I am still like the child who picks up a pencil and scratches out a picture of her family on the end of a serviette.
‘I remember winning a Monster Drawing competition when I was five years old. My father was a violent binge drinking alcoholic – its easy to draw monsters when you live with one. I won the competition hands down. My monster wasn’t scarier than any one else’s, its just that mine included a tiny figure curled in a ball hiding on the corner of the page. To this day its probably my best drawing.
‘I think I still draw with a similar naiveté. I don’t think much about the marks I make, they kind of turn up. These are a collection of drawings from my work drawer, the unconscious doodling or fiddling I do when I feel I have something a little more whimsical or softer to say. Or maybe sometimes, its because I don’t want to say anything at all.’
She humbly described the other two artists as, ‘much more fabulous of course than little old me’.