Done: Recent Drawing Books by Philip Trusttum

23 September – 28 October 2013

A selection of drawing books by one of Canterbury's best known artists featuring cute children's toys pulled together in bizarre and sometimes malevolent combinations through the process of drawing.

This exhibition presents a selection of drawing books by local artist Philip Trusttum completed since the February 2011 earthquake. Since this time Trusttum has filled no fewer than fifty books with around 2000 drawings, which he completed using the humble felt-pen. Bright and colourful, many of the extraordinary figures found in the exhibition are based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450–1516). As in Bosch's work, there is a sense of psychological anguish and malice in Trusttum's drawings in which cute children's toys are pulled together in bizarre and sometimes malevolent combinations through the process of drawing.