Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present a series of online Drawing Discussions and other events alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Taking place between 23 October and 4 November, these Drawing Discussions are taking place with Professor Anita Taylor, exhibitors and selectors, and include live and recorded events and films. The discussions are focused on the drawings included in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, the genesis of these drawings and the context of wider practice. All of these online events are live and free to join in - please register for the events you would like to attend via the links below - and we will send the joining instructions via email prior to the event - we hope you can join in!
Friday 23 October at 1pm - with Mandy Bonnell. Mandy Bonnell's drawing, Punta Rosa Full Stop forms part of a series of drawings that respond to self-taught nineteenth century women who produced herbariums, watercolours, embroideries and lace.live from the gallery. More information and booking here.
Saturday 23 October at 4pm - with Simón Granell & Siân Bowen. Simón Granell & Siân Bowen are exhibiting a collaborative drawing, Firefly Basket > Tally in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition. Firefly Basket > Tally is one of a series of collaborative drawings made by Granell & Bowen, which evolved through a process of exchange and reflective response. The Drawing Discussion will focus on this collaborative drawing and will hear from Simon and Sian about the the process and rationale for making this series of collaborative drawings. More information and booking here.
Thursday 29 October at 5pm - with Ben Johnson. Ben Johnson has two working drawings included in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition, Scrovegni Chapel Worksheet and Further Study for Scrovegni Chapel Painting. For Ben, drawing establishes the firm foundations on which any painting may be built. We look forward to discussing the role of drawing within Ben's practice live from his studio in London. More information and booking available here.
Friday 30 October at 8.30am - Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Chloe Briggs, Drawing is Free. Drawing is Free has been in residence at Drawing Projects UK throughout the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition. The Girl Friday Breakfast Club usually meet on the last Friday of the month at Drawing Projects UK, and this will be the first online event. We look forward to hearing from Chloe about her career and establishing Drawing is Free as the virtual residency draws to a close. More information and booking here.
Friday 30 October at 4pm - with Hormazd Narielwalla & Emma Hill. Hormazd Narielwalla's artist's book, Rock, Paper, Scissors is based on the series Rock, Paper, Scissors, made on pattern drawings sourced from a 1906 tailoring guide by Madame G. Schèfer entitled METODO DE CORTE Y ARMADO. The book was discovered on a trip to Seville, its binding taken apart to provide a series of abstract ‘page maps’ on which to record recollections of journeys made to visit the studio and garden of the British sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, in St. Ives. Hormazd will be joined in his studio for this discussion by Emma Hill of Eagle Gallery in London. More information and booking available here.
Saturday 31 October at 4pm - with Sophia Yadong Hao. Sophia Yadong Hao was a selector of the Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition and is Principal Curator of the Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. Join us to hear about Sophia's career as a curator, some of her curatorial projects, and on being a selector in 2020 as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition closes at Drawing Projects UK and we hand the baton on to Cooper Gallery in Dundee, the next tour venue. More information and booking here.
Drawing Discussions in November:
Wednesday 4 November at 11.30am - with M.Lohrum: The exhibition includes a video of a large performative drawing by M.Lohrum, You are It, which documents a collaborative drawing created by following a set of rules. This Drawing Discussion has been scheduled to coincide with a teaching day for local schools, colleges and universities, and is open to the public to join in too. More information and booking here.
Sunday 8 November at 5pm - with James Robert Morrison: James Robert Morrison has three drawings included in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition. These drawings are all from a series entitled, There is Never More Than a Fag Paper Between Them. Hear James talk about the development of these drawings and how they developed in response to an overheard conversation. More information and booking here.
Drawing Discussions - on film:
We are very excited to be presenting a series of short films by artist and selector, Ian McKeever RA, as part of our Drawing Discussions series. Five short films, Line Follows Line - Notes on Drawing, will be shared each day at 9am from Tuesday to Saturday, 27 to 31 October 2020. Follow the links below to each short recording, just a few minutes in length.
- Ian McKeever: Line Follows Line - Notes on Drawing No.1 is here.
- Ian McKeever: Line Follows Line - Notes on Drawing No.2 is here.
- Ian McKeever: Line Follows Line - Notes on Drawing No.3 is here.
- Ian McKeever: Line Follows Line - Notes on Drawing No.4 is here.
- Ian McKeever: Line Follows Line - Notes on Drawing No.5 is here.
Please also check out the associated online events with Drawing is Free, our artist in residence during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition at Drawing Projects UK.
The exhibition runs until Saturday 31 October 2020 at Drawing Projects UK, please check the website under Current Exhibitions for opening times and visitor information.