drawing

drawing?

1 June 2015 to 31 January 2016

drawing? was a celebration of the power of drawing - drawing as creative practice as well as a tool of scientific endeavour. The programme presented contemporary drawing as a significant element in artistic expression. It explored the role drawing plays in all our lives: in art, architecture, design, illustration, education, medicine, science & engineering though a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and events at public ans private venues throughout the NE England. The programme was selected and driven by two curators, myself and Esen Kaya (Curator, Visual Art, Customs House) who first proposed the idea of drawing?, supported by a steering group. For more details click more information below.

 

 

drawing? was a celebration of the power of drawing - drawing as creative practice as well as a tool of scientific endeavour. The programme presented contemporary drawing as a significant element in artistic expression. It explored the role drawing plays in all our lives: in art, architecture, design, illustration, education, medicine, science & engineering.

 

drawing? brought together four of the region’s universities (Newcastle, Sunderland, Teesside and Northumbria) working in collaboration with the Customs House, South Shields and other regional partners. The programme was selected and driven by two curators, myself and Esen Kaya (Curator, Visual Art, Customs House) who first proposed the idea of drawing?, supported by a steering group - Alix Collingwood, (Curator, mima, as part of Teesside University); Prof. Keith McKintyre and Dr. Sandra Johnston (Northumbria University); Prof. Richard Talbot and Mel Whewell (Newcastle University). The project is being cordinated by Kaya.

 

The programme was diverse, challenging and engaging. It included exhibitions, events and associated learning and engagement opportunities for a wide range of audiences and age groups. A broad range of approaches, processes and media explored what drawing is today. Please click here to visit the project's website.

 

The programme supported and developed artistic practice in the region for artists and makers at all levels in their careers. It provided a critical platform for discussion, debate and evaluation about the role of drawing in contemporary art, architecture and design practice as well as the sciences, encouraging the community to participate and critically engage with drawing as practice.

 

Drawing remains central to the making of art and design (be it fine art, craft, performance, design or architecture) - a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery. It enables the visualisation and development of perceptions and ideas.

 

The region’s universities have a key cultural role to play in broadening access to contemporary debates about art. As such, they are ideally placed to question, challenge and share discussion about the role of drawing in the arts – and, indeed, in society generally. A series of workshops and discussions engaged the public in this lively debate, brought together on a project website which continues to encourage interaction regionally, nationally and internationally. 

 

The involvement of mima was also crucial not only because the gallery’s collection is focused around drawing – but also because the longer-term ambition of the Steering Group is to create a sustainable project, which will evolve to form an International Drawing Biennale. 

 

 

 

drawing? was a celebration of the power of drawing - drawing as creative practice as well as a tool of scientific endeavour. The programme presented contemporary drawing as a significant element in artistic expression. It explored the role drawing plays in all our lives: in art, architecture, design, illustration, education, medicine, science & engineering.

 

drawing? brought together four of the region’s universities (Newcastle, Sunderland, Teesside and Northumbria) working in collaboration with the Customs House, South Shields and other regional partners. The programme was selected and driven by two curators, myself and Esen Kaya (Curator, Visual Art, Customs House) who first proposed the idea of drawing?, supported by a steering group - Alix Collingwood, (Curator, mima, as part of Teesside University); Prof. Keith McKintyre and Dr. Sandra Johnston (Northumbria University); Prof. Richard Talbot and Mel Whewell (Newcastle University). The project is being cordinated by Kaya.

 

The programme was diverse, challenging and engaging. It included exhibitions, events and associated learning and engagement opportunities for a wide range of audiences and age groups. A broad range of approaches, processes and media explored what drawing is today. Please click here to visit the project's website.

 

The programme supported and developed artistic practice in the region for artists and makers at all levels in their careers. It provided a critical platform for discussion, debate and evaluation about the role of drawing in contemporary art, architecture and design practice as well as the sciences, encouraging the community to participate and critically engage with drawing as practice.

 

Drawing remains central to the making of art and design (be it fine art, craft, performance, design or architecture) - a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery. It enables the visualisation and development of perceptions and ideas.

 

The region’s universities have a key cultural role to play in broadening access to contemporary debates about art. As such, they are ideally placed to question, challenge and share discussion about the role of drawing in the arts – and, indeed, in society generally. A series of workshops and discussions engaged the public in this lively debate, brought together on a project website which continues to encourage interaction regionally, nationally and internationally. 

 

The involvement of mima was also crucial not only because the gallery’s collection is focused around drawing – but also because the longer-term ambition of the Steering Group is to create a sustainable project, which will evolve to form an International Drawing Biennale.