Daily Practice

6 July - 6 August 2016

Adelaide Central School of Art begins SALA Festival celebrations early with the next exhibition, Daily Practice, featuring South Australian artists and graduates of the School, Annalise Rees and Sally ParnisDaily Practice explores each artist’s commitment to maintaining a daily arts practice and the value of keeping a journal. The exhibition will be opened by Emeritus Professor Ian Gibbins of Flinders University.

With Rees’ and Parnis’ digital and physical journals displayed as interactive artworks, viewers are invited to become voyeurs. These journals allow exclusive, intimate insights into the processes and journeys each artist has taken to explore and resolve an idea and produce a completed artwork. 

Opening event

Tuesday 12 July 2016, 6–8pm. All welcome, refreshments provided.
Opening speaker: Emeritus Professor Ian Gibbins, Flinders University

Download the Media Release.
Download the exhibition Roomsheet.

Artist statements

Annalise Rees Artist Statement

This work has come about after taking several trips to sea on board a professional cray boat as part of my PhD studies at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. My research project is investigating the use of drawing as a primary means of encountering and articulating place and space, in particular, maritime environments. Observational drawing is an important component of my practice, which regularly involves working directly in the field. From this first-hand, embodied experience I gather by drawing.

This recording of what I am seeing, experiencing and thinking is played out in my journals. My journaling and process of collecting are the central focus of my project. I am most interested in the ‘doing’ aspect of the search and the provisional nature of the journal as a thinking and recording device.

Annalise Rees graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2004.

Sally Parnis Artist Statement

The discipline of a daily drawing creates both focus for my thinking and a nidus from which ideas evolve. The drawings are multifarious. Sometimes they are tenuous bunches of lines, at other times painterly bravado. They can be documentary, propositional, source or finished work. Working digitally and in layers, I can retrace my drawing steps and tease out those parts of the drawing experience I want to explore.

Sally Parnis graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2009. 

Adelaide Central Gallery Opening Hours

Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, 
Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-7pm
Saturday 1-4pm