Today’s top story 2014

PITTOCK, Kenny

Registration number

1721350

Artist/maker

PITTOCK, Kenny

Title

Today’s top story

Production date

2014

Medium

ink on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20 x 29 cm

Inscriptions

TODAY'S TOP STORY / THE NEWS / SHE SMILED AT ME

Credit line

Purchased, 2017
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
© Courtesy of the artist

Keywords

Kenny Pittock, train drawings, 2014, Ink in the Blood

Summary

Kenny Pittock is a Melbourne artist who is enchanted by the everyday and who works across several mediums. When he lived with his parents in Upper Ferntree Gully Pittock would commute daily to his studio in the Nicholas Building. During these journeys he would draw his fellow passengers. Over a period of two years he did almost 500 of these drawings. Often his subjects would get off the train before he had barely put pen to paper.

What began as a way to pass the time developed into a more conscious project. Ninety-nine of the drawings were displayed at the 'NEW14' exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

This drawing was part of the 'Ink in the Blood' exhibition at City Gallery.