Hand Drawn Action Packed features ten artists whose practice springs from drawing, and reveals the medium's infinite possibilities for narrative invention.

The featured artists come from all over the world and their works deploy narrative forms for fantasy, social critique, political allegory and autobiography.

The interplay between image and word is explored in drawings by Raymond Pettibon, Marcel van Eeden and Rinus Van de Velde, while language generates imagery in Amy Sillman's animations, made using smartphones and iPads and created in collaboration with poets.

Greek and Hindu myths are incorporated into Nalini Malani's painterly drawings, while her animated film is a quiet meditation on transience. Inci Eviner's ingenious video shows human figures interacting with a hand-drawn animation, while a sequence of drawings by William Kentridge reveals the process behind his stop-frame animations, capturing each stage of the visual narrative.

Political realities are subtly communicated in the images of power and dispossession by Yun-Fei Ji and Otobong Nkanga, and a theatrical world of masked and costumed performers is conjured in Marcel Dzama's delicately drawn epic scenarios.

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