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Drawing Conversations: reflecting upon collective and collaborative drawing experiences

Event Overview

Drawing Conversations: reflecting upon collective and collaborative drawing practices is a one-day symposium intended to consider the specifics and value of collective and collaborative drawing practices. There will also be an accompanying exhibition which, along with the symposium, will consider the nature and characteristics of a range of drawing processes which are enacted through collaboration and collective imaging.

For external delegates, the event costs £40 including lunch and refreshments. Please note: booking closes 6.00pm Tuesday 1 December.

Drawn Conversations: the exhibition will be open from 9.00am – 5.30pm on Friday 4th December in the Performance Studio at ICE.


Drawing Conversations: the symposium

Friday 4th December at ICE

The Drawn Conversations exhibition opens in the Performance Studio from 9.00am

09.15 Digital Arts Studio
Registration; tea, coffee, pastries
10.00 Welcome to Coventry University and to the Visual Arts Research Group – Jill Journeaux and Juliet Simpson
10.15 Introductory thoughts – Jon Barraclough
10.40 Phil Sawdon and Deborah Harty: Loughborough/NTU (humhyphenhum collaboration)
Collaborative Drawing Through Dialogue
11.00 Sarah Casey & Gerry Davies, Lancaster University
Shared Sensibilities: Drawing in partnership with other fields of enquiry
11.30 Brick Room
Tea, coffee, pastries


  Media & Communications Studio 
Strand A chaired by Francis Lowe  
Digital Arts Studio 
Strand B chaired by Andrew Spackman
11.50 Karen Wallis
Incidental Conversations
Elizabeth Hodson, University of Aberdeen
Visibility in the Gallery: Anthropology as Curating Co-Authorship
12.10 Joanna Neil, University of Glasgow
Drawn Together: A conversation with the Collection
Garry Barker, Leeds College of Art
Drawing as collective allegory
12.30 Penelope Mendonca, Central Saint Martins
Public Listening and Real Time Drawing: Graphic Facilitation Combined with Cartooning as a Research Methodology
Angela Rogers, Open College of the Arts
Freedom from Dread: Can drawing in conversation help us address key questions of how we live and how we connect with others?


12.55 Digital Arts Studio 
Performance by Sarah Goudie:


13.10 Lunch in the Brick Room, and time to look at the exhibits in the Performance Studio
13.50 Live demonstration in the Performance Studio: ‘Standardised Versions (Rubble)’ by Craig Fisher (Nottingham Trent University) and Helen Stratford (Sheffield University)
14.10 Performance Studio
Talk by Angela Brew: Drawing Circles
14.30 Digital Arts Studio 
Ann Chow, The National Archives
Drawing inspiration from archival documents: reflections on collective drawing experiences


  Digital Arts Studio 
Strand C chaired by Helen Gorrill
Media & Communications Studio 
Strand D chaired by Jane Ball
15.05 Andrea Stokes
Net Curtain
Stefan Gant, University of Northampton
An enquiry into two drawing projects in relation to collaboration
15.25 Agnieszka Mlicka, UAL
The Transformative Potential of Collaborative Painting/Drawing
Greig Burgoyne and Rossella Emanuele, UCA & UAL
15.45 Jenny Wright, UAL
Drawing together – sutures, surgery and studio practice
Alec Shepley, University of Lincoln
idiosyncratic spaces and uncertain practices: drawing, drifting and sweeping lines through the sand
16.05 Helen Waddington and Lina Louise Tegtmeyer, Northbrook College Sussex and RWTH Aachen/Freie Universitat Berlin
Drawing a Conversation 
Francis Lowe, Course Director – BA Illustration and Animation, Coventry University
Free Seeing – an audience led initiative featuring the experimental application of line


16.25 Digital Arts Studio 
Mulled wine and mince pies; tea, coffee, pastries
16.35 Catherine Baker and Kimberley Foster 
Inappropriate Collisions
16.55 Plenary discussion – Jill Journeaux
17.10 Closing comments – Juliet Simpson


Alec Shepley, Clare Smith, Courtney Coyne Jensen, Craig Fisher and Helen Stratford, Drawn Together (Maryclare Foa, Jane Grisewood, Brigitta Hosea, Carali McCall), Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Greig Burgoyne and Rossella Emanuele, Jane Ball, Jonathan Polkest, Kiera O’Toole, Kimberley Foster and Catherine Baker, Lesley Hicks, Lina Louise Tegtmeyer and Helen Waddington, Sarah Casey, Sarah Goudie, Stefan Gant

Download our symposium programme (pdf, 220kb) and the exhibition catalogue (pdf, 3Mb).

Event date:
Dec 04

04 December 2015

Event time:

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:30

Event location:

Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE)
Coventry University Technology Park
Puma Way

Jill Journeaux, Francis Lowe, Helen Gorrill, Andy Spackman

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