This event is open to all, including current, prospective and recent postgraduate students, alumni, staff and the general public.
Join Professor Anita Taylor, Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, for a walk through of the MA Drawing show followed by a group discussion.
12 September 2018, 4.45pm to 6.30pm
Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road, SW19 3QA
This will be a unique opportunity to experience the show with exhibiting students, Dr Anita Taylor, Dr Kimathi Donkor (Acting Course Leader) and Fran Norton – (Associate Tutor) contextualising the work within contemporary and historical discussions around drawing in the UK and beyond.
Refreshments will be provided.
The MA Drawing exhibition presents what happens when you bring together a group of people that are prepared to interrogate both drawing and themselves. They carry with them a diverse collection of experience, backgrounds and obsessions that they have exchanged with each other via their shared language of drawing, but spoken in many tongues. Drawing is a fundamental tool of thinking and communication, shared more widely than any other art form. Collectively and individually these students have expanded what a drawing might be.
Professor Anita Taylor is a practicing artist, exhibition organiser, published writer and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design. Anita studied Foundation in Art and Design at Mid-Cheshire College of Art (1980-81), BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting (First Class) at Gloucestershire College of Art (1981-84) and MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1985-87). She was Artist-in-Residence at Durham Cathedral (1987-88); Cheltenham Fellow in Painting (1988-89), and Artist-in-Residence at the National Art School Sydney with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2004). She is currently an Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney affiliated to Sydney College of the Arts. She was the founding Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize project, the pre-eminent annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.
Image credit: Jo Lane, somewhere between the negative and the positive, 2018