Drawn Together: A conversation with the collection

Artist in Residence, The Hunterian Museum,  October 2014

Drawn Together: A conversation with the collection will be a weeklong artist residency. Visitors will be able to observe and contribute to the making of a piece of artwork by creating drawings. These drawings and recordings  will be incorporated into the artwork and exhibited on a project blog.

In addition, there will be a documentary film of the project capturing the making and thinking process throughout.  

Drawn Together Blog: http://drawnconversation.wordpress.com/

I am interested in how using technology to record thoughts and actions can enable parts of a process, which are usually hidden, to become visible. What can we see when we look at what we are doing as an outsider? The use of technology in this way might inform the creative practice but also take the form of the work itself. 

I am based in the School of Education, College Social Science and part of the Interdisciplinary Learning, Education, Technologies and Society research group. My research area is in education research and interdisciplinary approaches with technology, the arts and the reflective process. The PhD: Making the invisible visible: Using digital technologies to capture, recall and re-see the reflective process, is a multi-stranded series of studies, which explore themes around conversational reflection and how reflective processes might be supported, captured and enhanced through using technologies such as voice recorders, blogs, forums, social media and digital repositories.   


Joanna Neil, 2nd year PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Learning, Education, Technologies and Society

With a background  in fine art, Jo has a developed specialism in creative textiles that focuses on drawing and mixed media approaches. After completing an MA in Online and Distance Education she developed an interest in how technology can support and enhance creative and reflective processes, particularly through social media and dialogue. She sees her PhD as an opportunity to continue to explore her creative practice and observe the creative processes of others.