Drawing in the World

Created in association with the exhibition Hand Drawn Action Packed, brought to The Hunterian by Hayward Gallery Touring, Drawing in the World is a day of events which will unpack the most dominant themes of the show. Through an artist-led drawing workshop, a film screening and a panel discussion, participants and audience members will have the chance to explore the agency of drawing in our contemporary world.

The day’s programme is curated by Ally Zlatar, Isabelle Thul, Javier Aregger and Jeanie Black (Masters in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), 2018-19).

Workshop places are limited. Booking via Eventbrite. Film-screening and panel discussion are free, but booking is required.


WORKSHOP


DRAWING IN THE WORLD - UNLEARNING DRAWING
Friday 29 March 2019
11.00am - 1.00pm
Kelvin Hall Activity Room
Tickets £8.00/£5.00 concession (lunch included)

‌A two-hour long workshop led by artist Mick Peter using drawing as a means for communicating in and making sense of the world around us.

Mick Peter, Breaking News (detail) 2018. Photography Deborah Bowmann. Image courtesy Deborah Bowmann & Galerie Crèvecoeur.Inspired by the diverse drawing practices showcased in the Hand Drawn Action Packed exhibition, the workshop aims to propose drawing as a universal means for communication and expression. Using only the most basic drawing implements found in any desk drawer, Mick Peter will prompt participants to learn the playful language of drawing. The outcomes of this workshop will be as expansive as the field of drawing itself and hopefully participants will gain a deeper understanding for the power within the tools utilised by the exhibition’s artists such as Amy Sillman, Marcel Dzama or Raymond Pettibon.

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FILM SCREENING


David Shrigley, Future Meetings, courtesy the artist.ACTION PACKED – DRAWING IN ARTIST’S MOVING IMAGE
Friday 29 March 2019
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre
Admission free - booking required

A carefully selected screening programme of moving image works by artists whose practices are rooted in drawing. Including works by Sarnath Banerjee, Amy Sillman and David Shrigley.

With a short introduction by the event’s curators, the screening programme presents a number of artist’s moving image works that allow drawing to expand both temporally and spatially. The sometimes comic, sometimes serious or even politically loaded works showcase the narrative potential in the expanded field of drawing. As in the exhibition Hand Drawn Action Packed the aim is to show the variety of expression inherent to drawing as a medium. Each work has a unique aesthetic and flavour which is tailored to its content.

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PANEL DISCUSSION


DRAWING IN THE WORLD - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Friday 29th March 2019
3.15pm - 4.30pm
Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre
Admission free - booking required

A presentation on the culture of comics and its relation to drawing as an artistic medium delivered by Professor Laurence Grove will be followed by a panel discussion between artists Mick Peter, Kate Steenhauer and Chris Shepherd, moderated by two of the event’s curators.

Following on from the afternoon’s film screening, the panel discussion will further investigate drawing as a mode of communication and expression in our contemporary world. The artists will refer both to their own practice as well as to the works within the exhibition Hand Drawn Action Packed in order to engage with the often overlooked medium of drawing in our fast-paced and technologically driven society. Themes relating to self-expression, the role of the artist and the communication across languages and cultures will be raised. To conclude the discussion the panel will be open to a round of questions and answers.

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Images: Mick Peter, Breaking News (detail), 2018. Photography Deborah Bowmann. Image courtesy Deborah Bowmann & Galerie Crèvecoeur. David Shrigley, Future Meetings, courtesy the artist.

First published: 13 March 2019

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