Artist talk and publication launch with Elizabeth Cross

Dates & times

Sat 1 June 2019, 3pm–4:30pm


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Install image: Rob Little


Please join us as we launch the superb catalogue publication Arborescent: Elizabeth Cross. Elizabeth will give a talk on her work in her first major solo exhibition in Canberra, Arborescent.

“Her gaze is selective, accurate and enquiring, and her markings are unhesitating, capturing the particularities of this tree with a kind of joy and wonder, even of playfulness. A densely worked shadow emphasises the weight of a branch, and the sharpest point of the pencil traces a springing twig. There is a sense of pleasure in the challenge presented by the tree, of both the demands and rewards of exploration.”
–Hugh Colman, excerpt from the Arborescent Catalogue.

Arborescent has sparked a renewed interest in the local community on traditional drawing techniques using graphite and paper. This artist talk will also be an opportunity for attendees to discuss technical queries with Elizabeth and find out more about her process of drawing highly rendered works en plein air.

Celebratory refreshments and catalogue signing will follow the discussion.



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