Drawing in My Practice: Gary Coyle

16 May 2020

For National Drawing Day 2020, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Studio Artist Gary Coyle speaks about drawing in his practice.

Drawing enters an artist's practice in many different ways. Approaches can be expressive, conceptual, experimental, and technical. They can result in an artwork, or as research and planning that leads to an artwork. There is a vitality to contemporary drawing, which seems to have become more visible over recent years, as both a component within an artist's practice and as a powerful discipline in its own right.

Listen and view our studio artists speak about drawing as it relates to their practice, by sharing selected works. This is an opportunity to reflect on drawing as a medium, or to make your own drawings responding to suggestions and tips from each artist.

Each episode can be experienced in your own time and in your own way, alone or in a group, allowing for further conversation on drawing to unfold. You can respond to the suggestions in a way that suits you and your current situation.

Gary Coyle‘s practice embraces a variety of media, including drawing, photography and spoken word performance. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally.

In 2018, he wrote and performed his spoken word monologue, My Magnetic North, first performed at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. His most recent exhibition Dreaming Different Dreams was held in Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin in March 2020. Gary Coyle was awarded a Visual Art Commission by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 2020, with an exhibition in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon in September 2020.

For the very first time in 2020, National Drawing Day is taking place in people’s homes, asking the public to ‘Go big and stay home’. An initiative of the National Gallery of Ireland, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, National Drawing Day encourages people to get drawing on Saturday 16 May 2020.