Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Simryn Gill

Cat’s Cradle

Top Pick

Dr Maria Balshaw, CBE, Director of Tate

Year 2019
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions 24.7 x 17 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

This work is a direct print of a bird that my cat brought to me.

About the artist:

Born 1959 Singapore, Simryn Gill lives and works in Sydney. 

Gill often works with materials and imagery from her immediate surroundings, making large series in processes that include photography, drawing, printing, making collections, and making and altering objects. She also works with texts, writes and publishes.

Selected solo exhibitions include Soft Tissue, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2019); Passing Through, Utopia Art, Sydney (2019); Works on Paper, Kohta, Helsinki (2018); Traveling Light, Lund Konsthalle, Lund (2017); The (hemi)cycle of leaves and paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (2016); Floating, three accounts, Tracy Williams Ltd, New York (2015); and Hugging the Shore, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2015). Select group exhibitions include Down to Earth, Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020); The Penumbral Age, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2020); Home is a Foreign Place, The Met Breuer, New York (2019); Modern Nature, Drawing Room, London (2019); Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery, London (2019); A Beast, a God and a Line, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka (2018); Superposition: Equilibrium and Engagement, 21st Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2018); Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, National Gallery, Singapore (2018); A Temporary Futures Institute, M HKA, Antwerp (2017); and Windows, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2017).