Drawing in Competition: A Symposium

16 Dec 2016

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£9 Standard, £5 Students

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The Edge

England, United Kingdom

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Held during the final week of The Edge’s presentation of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, this special afternoon looks at definitions of drawing in contemporary scenarios such as JDP via radical and traditional examples.

Session one is a public lecture and ‘in conversation’ with artist and writer DEANNA PETHERBRIDGE, a significant contributor and commentator in the field, who since the 1960s has pioneered critical thinking on drawing and its place in art and architecture. Author of the important and original book The Primacy of Drawinga retrospective of pen and ink drawings from Petherbridge’s 45 year career opens at the Whitworth, Manchester in December.

Session two is a panel talk including JDP16 First Prize winner SOLVEIG SETTEMSDAL and TAMARIN NORWOOD, an artist who examines gesture and pictorial figuration in drawing and writing and like Settemsdal works with video and sculptural installation.

Symposium hosted by Professor ANITA TAYLOR (Dean of Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa and JDP co-founder) and JAMIE EASTMAN (Director of Arts, University of Bath). Tea and coffee is included in the ticket price.


2pm: Introduction from Anita Taylor (Co-founder of JDP, Dean of Bath School of Art & Design, Drawing Projects UK)

2.15pm – 3.30: Session 1. Deanna Petherbridge public lecture followed by an in conversation with Anita Taylor

3.30pm – 3.45pm: Break

3.45pm – 4.45pm: Session 2. Panel discussion including Solveig Settemsdal, Tamarin Norwood & more

4.45pm – 5.00pm: Plenary and closing remarks

Image: Rachel Bacon – Emotional Landscape, 2016, graphite on crumpled paper, 48 x 64 cm (shortlisted for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016)


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