Daily Domestic Drawings

50 gouache drawings on paper over the 50 days of Melbourne’s first lockdown. March – May 2020.

Personally, Daily Domestic Drawing was a way to hold on to a sense of reality and normality, as a form of comfort and a way to progress while reorienting.

The idea was to stop and notice, placing importance on overlooked mundanity was an antidote to panic buying, fear and media overexposure.

Using the democratic vernacular of the everyday, the subject matter responds to a social narrative of Covid19 which was unfolding daily. As a result, the drawings subtly map a personal and collective experience of the pandemic, the inanimate objects are quietly emblematic of human concerns and behaviours of that specific time.

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