Gosia Wlodarczak

Shared Space, Frost Drawing for Noosa

Quota Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville and Joe Bazzo Park, Pomona

Installation onsite until Sun 30 July

Gosia Wlodarczak’s cross-disciplinary drawing practice extends into performance, installation, sound and film. Her work is motivated by a fascination with the mind’s relationship with the outside world conducted through the senses. Using only what she sees around her, she uses the drawn line as a materialisation of being present in the world and in a moment.

A series of picnic tables fitted with oversized sneeze guards become the surface for Wlodarczak’s drawing performances. Wlodarczak augments these barriers – surfaces that have kept us apart and that have articulated a space between us over recent years – with observations of the interconnectedness of the world and activity around her.



Often the best writing about art is simple and easy to understand – something that’s not always synonymous with ‘art-speak’ and the language encountered in art galleries and exhibition reviews. Community Critics sees a range of people from different backgrounds write responses to Floating Land projects, describing and interpreting them through their own lens.

COMMUNITY CRITIC: Graham Causon (Barber)

Gosia Wlodarczak

Shared Space, Frost Drawing for Noosa (Pomona)

Firstly, I have to say that I am not a renowned art critic, just a humble person asked to review an artist.

Gosia Wlodarczak. The setting: Pomona in a small park on a busy market day.

Gosia’s style will leave your head in a bit of a tailspin. The first impression is of a manic drawing style and very confusing to the eye. If you are used to seeing a piece of art that you can relate to something tangible, then this will leave you straining to make sense of the piece.

The use of acrylic and a white pen to start with is unique and you feel there will be some sort of tracing format used. That is not the case and what appears is, as I have already stated, confusing. Occasionally there will be a hint of a form that you can relate to but then it drifts off to a different dimension!!!

This left me feeling maybe there is something I am missing in this style of work. Fortunately, I had a moment of lucidness and decided to investigate Gosia on that wonderful platform called the internet. This was the eureka moment. It turns out that Gosia draws what she sees in front of her, so not what has gone or is coming, hence there is a very short time frame to draw what she is witnessing. This, in my mind, gives credence to the art form. It would be very difficult to get down every fine detail in the time that Gosia has to draw what she sees. With this knowledge, I can sort of understand where she is coming from in her drawings and maybe with a massive hit of caffeine, I could relate to it.

Art is in the eye of the beholder, I have been reliably informed, so there will be people out there that can see the art side of Gosia’s interpretations. For me personally, it is very busy and hard to get my head around.

But as I have already stated, I am probably not qualified to appraise this style of art.


Quota Park drawing performances, Sun 25 to Tue 27 June – 10am to 4pm

Joe Bazzo Park drawing performances, Wed 28 to Fri 30 June – 10am to 4pm

Gosia Wlodarczak will be creating these works across two sites at the beginning of Floating Land. Audiences can watch her drawing performances at Quota Park, Gympie Terrace from Sunday25 June to Tuesday 27 June, 10.00am to 4.00pm, and at Joe Bazzo Park, Pomona from Wednesday 28 June to Friday 30June, 10.00am to 4.00pm.


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