Front-Up curator: Adam Knapper Exhibition assistants: Geoff Robinson
Front Up is a sequence of portrait drawings of Deaf and Disabled creatives who live and/or work in the City of Port Phillip. Presented on the windows of Arts Access Victoria. The portrait sitting involved a conversation with Adam’s creative peers. These sittings allowed them to connect on shared experiences and create meaning through the process. The drawings were made with a single line where Adam observed the sitter for the duration of the drawing. The line work happens quickly and intuitively. Watercolour was then used to give further form and life to the final work. Front Up aims to represent and empower Deaf and Disabled artists through the creative process of portrait drawings. Walk past the AAV offices and see them on the outside windows. Click here: you can view the work online via our gallery.