These drawings are drawn in small pocket-sized hardback sketchbooks. Their pages recount, among other subjects, visits to concerts and plays, boat trips, keeping company with friends (and animals) as well as journeys made through urban, mountain and coastal environments. Making them is a way of connecting with the event, a way of constructing and preserving memory..

‘Many of the ideas latent in these sketchy drawings have found their way into more considered work: ideas of how to organize space, compress time, draw the weather, suggest vast areas of space or mass with the minimum effort. While struggling with the exigencies of the moment, solutions to as yet unspecified problems can make an appearance and remain latent in the drawing awaiting retrieval.’

From ‘Walking Drawing Making Memory: a Ballynahinch sketchbook by David Lilburn’ Occasional Press, 2009