Drawing for Understanding the Architecture of Anatomy

4 Oct 2022

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Tue, 04 Oct
18:30 – 20:00

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England, United Kingdom


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In this talk, anatomist Fay Penrose will discuss how she uses drawing for understanding the architecture of anatomy.


In this talk Fay Penrose will consider how complex shapes and spaces, as found in both anatomical and built architecture, are readily explored via drawing, particularly in the early exploratory phases of understanding. In her work as an anatomist she uses drawing for many reasons including quick sketching on the back of a dissection guide in an anatomy class, illustrating scientific papers or observational drawings for deeper engagement with the subject and referring to other people’s drawings. Working drawings allow deep thinking and conceptual challenges to be addressed in an immediate and accessible way. We will look at how communication to students and clients is often facilitated via a quick sketch, either to simplify or expand on areas that are hard to understand.

Guest Series Format: We will be joined by guests from different fields: art, ethnobotany, anatomy, and photography each of whom is committed to drawing. The format for the Guest Series will be for each guest to give a talk about how drawing relates to their own work and field, then at a later date they will lead a day long drawing workshop based on their practice.

Tuesday, 4 October

Location: Studio, 26 Exmouth Market, EC1 4QE

Tickets are £10. 

Note: STUDENT/UNWAGED discount of 33%. Use the code: student-33 at checkout


Fay Penrose is an anatomist and head of 1st year Veterinary Science at Liverpool University. Her initial degree was in Fine Art, and drawing has remained a valuable part of Fay’s professional practice and teaching method.

Anyone who is interested in drawing or who draws but would like to try out new materials and techniques centred on drawing.

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Fay Penrose

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