The Drawing Exchange


7 August - 22 September 2017

Adelaide Central Gallery and Teaching & Studio Building

The Drawing Exchange is a collaboration between the nation’s top art schools, bringing together 22 artists from around Australia to produce new works drawn directly onto the walls of Adelaide Central School of Art and the National Art School in Sydney.

At once an exhibition and open studio, The Drawing Exchange will see drawings made live at each venue, allowing audiences rare opportunities to engage with artists as they work. The project aims to foreground the drawing process, and highlight the inherently human act of drawing and the tension between personal creativity and public display. 

Read The Drawing Exchange Media Release.

Download The Drawing Exchange Brochure.


Participating artists

Adelaide Central School of Art

Daniel Connell     Joe FrostSally Parnis
Johnnie DadyRob Gutteridge     Margaret Roberts
Ben DenhamWendy MurrayYve Thompson
James DoddChristopher Orchard     Luke Thurgate

National Art School

Roy AnandaSasha GrbichSusannah Williams
Liz BradshawAnnelies JahnZhen
Sally ClarkePollyxenia Joannou      
Caroline Durré      Jonathan McBurnie


Join us for the following free events, all welcome!

Installation Week

Mon 7 - Fri 11 Aug

Launch EventFri 11 Aug, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Adelaide Central School of Art and
the National Art School, Sydney
ArtSpeak Artist Talks     Joe Frost | Thu 10 Aug, 12.40pm – 1.20pm
Annalise Rees | Thu 31 Aug, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Open Day 2017Sunday 20 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit!


Contact us on 08 8299 7300 to book your place in the:

MasterclassA Drawn Exploration with Annalise Rees 
Thu 31 Aug – Sat 2 Sept. Fee applies
Teen Drawing Intensive     Sat 16 – Sun 17 Sept. Fee applies


banner image | Christopher Orchard in action during Drawing Month (2014) at Adelaide Central School of Art. Photograph by Alycia Bennett