JAMES DRINKWATER INTERVIEWED ON ABC RADIO

‘Abstract artist James Drinkwater was so moved by William Dobell’s painting “Storm Approaching Wangi” that he painted his own version and created a ballet. It will be performed at Lake Macquarie’s MAP Mima in November. What does a ballet inspired by an artwork look and sound like? The ABC’s Dan Cox needed to know more…

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JAMES DRINKWATER FEATURE BY LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW IN ‘VAULT’ ISSUE 34

James Drinkwater’s painting, drawing and sculpture are fuelled by the theatre of his life. He finds the best material in the intimacy of family and the place he chooses to live, the industrial city of Newcastle. FEATURE by LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW There is a physicality in paintings by James Drinkwater also evident in footage of him…

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JAMES DRINKWATER FINALIST IN THE 2020 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Image: James Drinkwater ‘Bump in the night’ 2019 oil on linen 125 x 104.5 cm Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art…

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JAMES DRINKWATER IN NEWCASTLE HERALD ‘HUNTER IDENTITIES REVEAL WHAT THEY’RE DOING WITH THEIR TIME AS CORONAVIRUS HITS HOME’ BY SCOTT BEVAN

MARCH 28 2020 – 6:00AM Hunter identities reveal what they’re doing with their time as coronavirus hits home Scott Bevan  ESCAPE: Artist James Drinkwater at Myall Lakes. Picture: Supplied It is far better to be alone than in bad company,” the first US President, George Washington, famously advised. And right now, among the worst company…

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JAMES DRINKWATER INTERVIEWED BY CHLOE MANDRYK IN NEW ISSUE OF ART ALMANAC, JUNE 2019

James Drinkwater: the sea calls me by name 30 May 2019 | Chloe Mandryk In speaking with James Drinkwater ahead of a major survey show at Newcastle Art Gallery we explore his porous approach to painting where an intriguing conceptual and material web is crafted, it’s a structure with space for transience, like a dream-catcher.…

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