The Drawing Journal is a collective of seven artists who investigate the potential of drawing through collaborative projects. ‘Image of Thought’ is the title of an exhibition featuring works by Tamzin Ashcroft, Niamh Clarke, Hannah Clegg, Daniel Coleman, Shauna McDonald, Sharon McKeown and Doris Rohr.
The artists are inviting the public to share the outcomes of over two years of drawing and text based exchanges held at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich (please see website, www.imageofthought.com). This exhibition seeks to investigate the materiality of and relationship between text and drawing, and the possibility to translate one through the other in all multiplicities. The rhizomatic connections between individual members and wider cultural contexts inform this visual activity of deconstructing text through drawing: an ‘image of thought’. Such images are re-interpreted through visual description, poetic association and the role of (sub) title captions; thereby the separation of writing from drawing becomes subsumed in the overall exchange.
Drawing, writing, what expeditions, what wanderings, and at the end, no end, we won’t finish, rather time will put an end to it. (Helene Cixous Stigmata London: Routledge 1998)