Drawing Form (2011)

Drawing Form

Bamboo yarn, steel pins
Approx. 5 x 5 x 5m
St Paul St Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland

Reason and Rhyme
Curated by Emily Cormack, Charlotte Huddleston & Amita Kirpalani
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne: 18 March – 16 April 2011
St Paul St Gallery, AUT Auckland, NZ: 30 September – 28 October 2011

Reason and Rhyme explores the urge to structure and guide creative production through systems, grids and frameworks. This is the second exhibition in a two-part collaborative exchange project with Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne. The exhibition at St Paul St investigates further how these systematic devices contain and channel creative impulse. It addresses the urge to locate oneself within the map or the doctrine, and to impose rules and structures.

Mimi Tong’s sculptural interpretations of space employ specific formulae and sets of rules that guide the formation of her spatial and architectural responses. The work at St Paul St is a guided drawing based on a skeleton of chain-links that has been integrated with the site in response to conditions of time, light-play, shadows and the architectural features.

© Mimi Tong 2023