photograph Chris Fortescue
X, 1996.

Room drawing in newspaper & NSW Ministry for the Arts Gunnery Studio 3, Sydney.

"X was a drawing in newspaper using the architecture of the NSW Ministry for the Arts Gunnery Studio 3 in Woolloomooloo. I had worked with newspaper as a transitional material, used to protect walls etc in the process of making work with other materials. The studio room was already divided into two parts, the exterior brick wall and the rest of the painted plaster-board room. I used newspaper to extend the plane of the brick wall and divide the whole oblong room in half. Each of the 4 long surfaces were divided diagonally and one half of each was covered with newspaper, reducing the room to an X. From the door end of the room, the newspaper makes a slash through the room..."
From the the window end