The Sketchbook Today will explore the use, role and purpose of the sketchbook, and how this has shifted and expanded historically. It has been mounted in support of the one-day International Symposium of the same name which is taking place at The University of Northampton on Tuesday 16th June.
The exhibition will feature a range of sketchbooks from artists represented by the Rabley Drawing Centre, including Sally Taylor, Sandy Sykes, Meryl Ainslie and Sara Lee.
Also confirmed as taking part are, Simon Callery, Rod Bugg, Iwan Gwyn Parry, Richard Gant, Craig Staff, Michael Evans and Stefan Gant.
Selected sketchbooks from students studying within the School of the Arts, Fine Art subject areas will also be on display.
Another exciting element to the exhibition is that images from the sketchbooks, including student work, will appear alongside sketchbooks from the Tate Gallery Archive in the new ‘Albums’ feature of the Tate Britain website; the Tate has agreed to showcase The Sketchbook Today exhibition as their headline feature in the on-line albums section from 8th June.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Avenue Gallery on 01604 893050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details about the conference visit the website http://shop.northampton.ac.uk/ (see conferences category).