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Main room 9th - 19th October 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 9th October 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm
Ian Thomas has an obsession with circles. Incessantly drawing them in rows of three becomes an unthinking act after a while, semi-mechanised even, given that the circles are traces of vinyl records - 12", 10" and 7" - drawn at different speeds, naturally; the artist's body the arm across a (turn)table, his hand its stylus. Thomas practices art in a way that allows us to see an unbroken continuity between the natural and designed worlds, between thinking and actions: from the natural gestures of the hand, to thinking around a problem, to the spinning of the globe.
Prof Stephen Loo
UNSW Art & Design