The end of the line at DRAWInternational

These images were taken during Canadian artist Angela Gooliaff’s and my last day together on our residencies at DRAWInternational (DRAW).

I took the majority of the photographs in Angela’s studio minutes before she packed up all of her fabulous drawings – to stop them from crawling off the page! After DRAW, Angela travelled through France with family and has now returned to her home town of Vancouver where she’ll continue to develop the body of work she created at DRAW and, of course, she’ll be busy making new drawings!

It was great to share and discuss ideas (and walk!) with you Angela during our time at DRAW, and I look forward to more conversations and collaborations soon.

To view Angela’s portfolio, please visit the artist’s website:

www.angelagooliaff.com

And the top image shows my (very) empty studio at DRAW – my final days as writer in residence didn’t create a particularly messy studio for me to clear up…piles of notebooks, pens and laptops are always easier to pack away than grapple with huge rolls of paper!

Following my residency at DRAW, I am remaining in France to continue working on my arts writing practice and this project – so please check back here for details.

And thank you John & Grete McNorton – DRAWInternational’s founders and directors – for a very rewarding, interesting and stimulating two months learning about the rich and fascinating world of drawing.

My empty studio at DRAWInternational

My empty studio at DRAWInternational

Angela in front of  her studio wall and a selection of her drawings

Angela Gooliaff in front of her studio wall and a selection of her drawings

The wall

Angela Gooliaff’s studio wall

Me photographing Angela's works

Me photographing Angela’s Gendarme sketches – photograph by Angela Gooliaff

Close up of the Gendarme sketch by Angela Gooliaff

Close up of the Gendarme sketch by Angela Gooliaff

More photography

More photography – photograph by Angela Gooliaff

A view from DRAW's studio window  - a drawing made by Angela Gooliaff

A view from DRAW’s studio window – a drawing made by Angela Gooliaff

Me photographing Angela's floor based works

Me photographing Angela’s floor based works – photograph by Angela Gooliaff

Some spiders - drawing by Angela Gooliaff

Some spiders – drawing by Angela Gooliaff

Angela making some last drawings at her studio table

Angela Gooliaff adding final touches to some drawings at her studio table

Drawing by Angela Gooliaff

Drawing by Angela Gooliaff

Angela Gooliaff

Angela Gooliaff

Unless otherwise stated – all photographic and written content on the WORDS DRAW blog is copyright Altair Roelants.

© 2014 Altair Roelants

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