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A NETS Victoria touring exhibition
Jacqui Stockdale’s Drawing the Labyrinth comprises more than 100 metres of drawings presented in a fold-out concertina sketchbook set out on tables and configured in the form of a labyrinth. This continuous length of drawings reflects the artist’s intimate journey over a 12-month period, variously depicting moments spent travelling across Europe, and incorporating a diverse array of portraits such as friends, family members, self-portraits, anonymous people on trains, teenagers in their classrooms, a live band on stage – even a woman giving birth.
Stockdale’s labyrinth evokes the unfolding, serendipitous nature of experience and the ways that we share and comprehend existence as a series of intersecting observations and evolving narratives.