Falmouth School of Art Drawing Forum 2018

The Falmouth School of Art Drawing Forum 2018 posed the question ‘What Does Drawing Do?

It has been a long established assumption that drawing underpins most disciplines within the creative sector, but what drawing does, and how it functions for different practitioners, is probably an ever-changing and essential component.

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By asking a series of speakers to talk about what drawing does for them, this forum hoped to develop a better understanding of the possibilities and functions of drawing. As well as Falmouth-based researchers, the event welcomed guest speakers of national and international standing, including:

Storyboard Artist Jay Clarke worked on the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit & the Curse of the WereRabbit and other projects with Aardman and was lead storyboard artist for The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Production Design. He is currently storyboarding Universal’s The Voyage of Dr Dolittle and creating an illustrated children’s novel.

Multi-disciplinary artist Solveig Settemsdal lives and works in London and Bristol; she won the Jerwood Drawing Prize for her video work Singularity in 2016.

Ed Eva and George Baldwin formed the drawing research partnership eegb after graduating from Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Drawing in 2014. eegb’s practice lies at the intersection of drawing and technology; they build machines that draw, have been awarded a number of residencies and grants and have exhibited in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA.

This video shares sections of the eight short talks on how drawing is used in contemporary creative practice:

 

 

 

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Fine Art Lecturer Virginia Verran, Axisweb Artist of the Month

BA(Hons)  Fine Art Lecturer Virginia Verran has been selected as Axisweb Artist of the Month for November 2013. Virginia is a painter based in London. She teaches at Falmouth University, Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Slade School of Art. In 2010 she won the Jerwood Drawing Prize and has work held in a number of public collections including Arts Council England, Barclays Capital (Dubai) and Israel Phoenix Assurance (Israel). Virginia will be showing work with Axisweb at the London Art Fair in January 2014. To read an interview with Virginia please click here.

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Falmouth Four Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize

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Air Dies Elsewhere by Catrin Morgan, Associate Lecturer, MA Illustration: Authorial Practice.

The UK’s largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, has seen a strong Falmouth contingent this year, with three alumni and one member of staff joining luminaries in the final exhibition.

With over 3,000 submissions, the 2013 standard of entry was exceptional. An independent panel whittled down the ensemble to a final shortlist, and judges Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Artist Michael Craig-Martin RA and Charlotte Mullins, Editor of Art Quarterly, selected a range of works representative of the diversity and excellence in current drawing practice.

Four Falmouth BA(Hons) Fine Art alumni – Paul Bradley (1993), Susannah Douglas (2003) and Olivia Jones (2013), and Catrin Morgan, Associate Lecturer in MA Illustration: Authorial Practice were shortlisted.

Drawing as a discipline in its own right was introduced at Falmouth in 2011 and offers a pure education in drawing, encompassing a wide range of approaches, traditions and applications. Phil Naylor, Head of Drawing & Foundation Studies, explains: “We believe that drawing sits right at the centre of visual practice; a core subject that encapsulates the essentials of the visual arts, but also translates across the broader terrain of science, technology and the wider cultural world.”

Also showing in London is RAW Drawing, an exhibition showcasing the work of second year BA(Hons) Drawing students at London’s RKB Gallery. Offering a diverse, unique and beautiful collection, the exhibition straddles all forms of the discipline from architectural design to surrealism.