The Drawing Exchange

7 August - 22 September 2017

Adelaide Central Gallery and Teaching & Studio Building
National Art School, Rayner Hoff Project Space

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. 

View The Drawing Exchange catalogue (3MB).

Read The Drawing Exchange Media Release.

View The Drawing Exchange Brochure.


Participating artists

Adelaide Central School of Art

Daniel Connell (SA)    Joe Frost (NSW)Sally Parnis (SA)
Johnnie Dady (SA)Rob Gutteridge (SA)    Margaret Roberts (NSW)
Ben Denham (NSW)Wendy Murray (NSW)Yve Thompson (SA)
James Dodd (SA)Christopher Orchard (SA)    Luke Thurgate (SA)

National Art School

Roy Ananda (SA)Sasha Grbich (SA)Susannah Williams (VIC)
Liz Bradshaw (NSW)Annelies Jahn (NSW)Zhen (VIC)
Sally Clarke (NSW)Pollyxenia Joannou (NSW) 
Caroline Durré (VIC) Jonathan McBurnie (QLD)


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

Teen Drawing 

Sat 16 – Sun 17 September, 10am - 4pm
$190 (includes materials)


Join us for the following free events, all welcome!

Installation Week

Mon 7 - Fri 11 August

Launch EventFri 11 August, 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Adelaide Central School of Art and the National Art School, Sydney
Open Day 2017Sunday 20 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit!


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations: Arts South Australia and the Government of South Australia, the Spencer Family Foundation, The Adelaide Review, Hentley Farm Barossa Valley Wines, and the South Australian Living Artists Festival

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