BigCi explores sights and sounds and the artistic spaces in between

An interesting dialogue between sound and drawing will be explored at Bilpin's BigCi later this month via a combined performance piece by artists Jody Graham and Mark Cauvin.

Under the title, Sound Drawings, the pair will stage a duet responding to each other's creative practice.

Mark is an improvisor and composer who will be playing double bass, and Jody is a multi-disciplinary artist who will be drawing.

Together they will create an inspired performance that generates a unique evocative language of its own. The result is a rhetoric of sound and marks that explore the possibilities of performance practice between a musician and visual artist.

The 45 minute pieces will be staged from 8pm on Saturday, January 30, and from 2pm on Sunday, January 31.

Jody is known for making use of unconventional tools and approaches when drawing.

"Her ideas celebrate the broken, displaced and forgotten, speaking to a compulsion to restore and rescue discarded material with an anti-consumerist and recycling ethos," said BigCi artistic director Rae Bolotin.

Jody has been a finalist in major drawing, painting and sculpture awards, including The Blake Prize, Sculptures at Scenic World, Parliament Plein Air, Muswellbrook and Paddington Art Prizes.

She was the winner of The Greenway Prize and selected for Kedumba, Dobell, Rick Amor, Swan Hill and the Adelaide Perry drawing prizes.

Her work is held in the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings, with Waverley and Blacktown councils, Western Sydney Institute, Nepean Arts and Design Centre, Australian Fords Lands Company and private collections nationally and in the UK, USA and New Zealand.

Mark is an accomplished experimental classical avant-garde double bass interpreter, performer, composer and improvisor.

"His first multimedia work Die Dunkelkammer (The Darkroom) for Soloist and Electronic Music was presented at the 2013 PNEM Sound Arts Festival (Netherlands)," said Rae. "It has since been presented live in Melbourne, with the Anywhere Festival 2015 in Sydney and Brisbane and at Edith Cowan University in Perth (2015)."

Mark has worked with Chamber Made Opera, La Mama Musica, Critical Path, PNEM Sound Art Festival (Netherlands), Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK), SEAM, International Symposium for Electronic Art, International Society of Contemporary Music, Anywhere Festival, Now Now, National Experimental Arts Forum/Symbiotica, Australiasian Computer Music Conference, and the Australian Broadcast Company & Decibel Ensemble.

The BigCi event is free and all are welcome, however, RSVPs to rae@bigci.org are essential.

The BigCi is located at 82 Hanlons Road North, Bilpin.