In September 2016 I contributed a work to Drawing Conversations: Exhibition at the National Art School, Sydney. School staff members invited fellow practicing artist to exhibit alongside them a work exploring the notion of drawing. I was invited by the painter Deborah Marks. There were notable connections and relationships between each lecturer and invitee artist. It was an interesting exhibition, with a diverse range of interpretations and applications of drawing, ranging from videos, sculpture, installations.  My ceramic work, ‘Calligraphic marks of the land’, a hand built ceramic piece, explored the relationship between the two dimensional mark making on the surface of a three-dimensional form. Deborah Marks figurative painting on board, ‘Irreconcilable Differences’, reveals strong mark making in oil paint, an internal landscape which evolves from the darkness of the boards surface.