Soft Pressing: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Simon Degroot

17 Feb - 26 May 2024

SOFT PRESSING is an exhibition that investigates and encourages interaction with surfaces that make up our everyday environments. Using the process of frottage, whereby paper is pressed to a wall, footpath, or other surface and rubbed with graphite or charcoal, the artist has captured mediated surfaces that connect us to the places we live.

Inspired by the built environment within the Bundaberg region, as well as other buildings and textured structures in Queensland, Degroot has used his recordings of surfaces to inspire drawing and printed interventions through his studio practice.

This is the first iteration of a regional touring exhibition which will develop across five venues, including Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Shoalhaven Art Gallery, The Condensery, Redland Art Gallery, and Dogwood Crossing.