Berger on Drawing cover

Walking Drawing, Making Memory
A Ballynahinch Sketchbook by David Lilburn

68 pp   ISBN: 978-0-9548976-8-0   limited, numbered edition of 300

In a new series of limited edition artists' books published by Occasional Press and Ballynahinch Castle a number of eminent, contemporary Irish artists, taking
the Castle as their base, have been invited to explore the surrounding Connemara landscape and to bring back visual evidence of their encounters.  In Walking Drawing Making Memory: A Ballynahinch Sketchbook by printmaker David Lilburn we see some of his panoramic drypoint prints in the context of what is usually more private work, often not seen: the original, searching notations and

speculative mark-making through which an artist begins to think his experience of being in a landscape out on to the blank page of his sketchbook. In these images we are offered a glimpse of the exciting alchemy of drawing in action, as the initial chaos of those first, fast, improvised marks and scribbles, made urgently out on location, begin to conjure suggestions of actual things and sometimes recognizable places - tracing on to the paper fleeting memories of moving through a unique and wildly beautiful landscape