Drawing is at the core of Jody Graham’s multidisciplinary art as she explores new techniques and investigates contemporary drawing practice.
From the earliest days visiting scrap metal yards and her father’s factory in western Sydney, the recurring themes in Jody’s work have centred on the broken, the displaced and the forgotten. Whether expressed in drawing, sculpture, installation or performance, this speaks to her long-nurtured urge to rescue and restore, with the objective of recycling and repurposing both materials and techniques.
Jody has had numerous solo exhibitions and exhibits frequently in important group exhibitions. She won the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing in 2022 and the open Greenway Art Prize in both 2020 and 2017. She has also been a finalist in many major art prizes, including the 66th Blake Prize, ‘Sculptures at Scenic World’ in Katoomba, and at the Muswellbrook, Paddington, and NSW Parliament’s Plein Air painting prizes. Her work as been selected twice for the Kedumba Drawing Award Collection, and for the Jacaranda and Swan Hill Drawing Awards; and she has been a finalist in the Dobell, Rick Amor, and Adelaide Perry drawing prizes.
Jody’s work is held in the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings, in Waverley and Blacktown City Council collections, at the Western Sydney Institute, in the Nepean Arts and Design Centre, and in private collections nationally and in the UK, USA, and New Zealand.
We welcome Jody to PLC Sydney and are excited to be working with her throughout 2023.