Artists’ exhibition hopes to draw in the crowds

ON DISPLAY ...Drawing?, curated by Michaela Wetherell, is the latest exhibition at the Customs House, South Shields.
ON DISPLAY ...Drawing?, curated by Michaela Wetherell, is the latest exhibition at the Customs House, South Shields.
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A GROUP of artistic students have come together to explore drawing.

Aidan Moesby and Michaela Wetherell, who are both studying for a masters degree in curating, have created the exhibition Drawing? which is on display at the Customs House, South Shields.

This is a lovely exhibition of three PhD students’ work, exploring drawing in three very different ways - one through ceramics, another glass and the third, drawing using a mechanical drawing machine.

Esen Kaya, Customs House visual arts curator

The pair, who are earning their qualifications at the University of Sunderland, selected PhD candidates from the university to have their work included.

The exhibition explores what drawing is and the potential of what it may become.

The artists have drawn on everything from ceramics and glass to the more traditional paper to create the work.

Customs House visual arts curator Esen Kaya said: “This is a lovely exhibition of three PhD students’ work, exploring drawing in three very different ways - one through ceramics, another glass and the third, drawing using a machine.

“What makes the show even more special is the fact it has been put together by the MA curating students also studying at the University of Sunderland, as part of a real-life curating opportunity especially developed for them.

“They have both done a fantastic job, but also thoroughly enjoyed the process too.”

Drawing? is on display until May 31.

The gallery is open from 10am to 8.30pm on performance days and 10am to 6pm on non-performance days, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Entry is free.

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