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Artist and arts worker Andrew Blake has ventured in to new territory, expanding his repertoire from sculpture to drawing and painting.

More than 50 works will be on show together for the first time this month at Don Whyte Picture Framing in Coconut Grove. The collection was created over the last 18 months while Andrew was working away from home. 

The drawings were a far easier task to take on the road, compared to his sculptures, while working in the Top End – the opposite side of the country from his home on King Island, Tasmania.

“These drawings were done because I was away from home. (It was easier) than taking tools away with me and finding heavy wood. That is how these drawings have evolved – they were practical, and ended up being fun and challenging. The challenges were to have the design work in weird ways, as well as some sort of discipline that was required for the straight edges,” he says.

The planes allude to 3D images, and Andrew says it’s a visual tease for the viewer.

“Visually they can work in reverse, they can bend one way or another if you look for it. I’m hoping people will see that and have fun with it.”

Plane MON 8 JUL - SAT 31 AUG | DON WHYTE PICTURE FRAMING, COCONUT GROVE | FREE | donwhyteframing.com

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