The Drawing Symposium: Drawing Lockdown I & II

In collaboration with Drawing Projects UK and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021, Drawing is Free  co-hosted two online symposiums.

Published: March 2022
Poster for Drawing Lockdown Symposium I
Poster for Drawing Lockdown Symposium II - a woven drawing of a face on a blue background
The Drawing Lockdown Symposium was an online Pecha Kucha style event which forcused on how drawing practitioners and educators  responded to the experience of a global pandemic through drawing.

Convened by Chloe Briggs of Drawing is Free and Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, on behalf of Drawing Projects UK
The symposium recordings  are available to watch on Youtube

︎ Recording 1 ︎︎︎

︎ Recording 2 ︎︎︎

Part 1

12 February 2022

The Drawing Symposium: Drawing Lockdown (Part I) focused on how drawing practitioners responded to experience of the global pandemic through drawing.

Session 1: Susie Hamilton, David Barron, Zara Saganic , Fay Stevens, Emma Carlisle

Session 2: Katya Robin, Jo Lewis, Arianna Milesi, Jiaye Qiu & Jingyu Cheng, Elke Finkenaur

Session 3: Karen Conway, Ye Xu, Nick Grellier, Jane Hildreth, Gary Clough

Part 2

Saturday 5 March 2022

The online Drawing Symposium: Drawing Lockdown (Part 2) focuses on online drawing programs and how drawing together and teaching drawing online developed during lockdown.

The symposium presentations are organised into three groups

Part 1: We Explore Drawing, Cat Sivertsen + Sarah Grace Dye, Georgie Bennett, Vanessa Lawrence

Part 2: Callen McKeon, Lizzie Kinsella, Nadine Heller, Tania Kovats

Part 3: Alex Roberts, Duncan Cameron, 2B Or Not 2B Collective, Jake Spicer of Draw Brighton

This is a Zoom recording of a live event, shared as part of the research and public engagement activities of Drawing Projects UK. Images, ideas and experiences were shared with generosity of spirit, openness; please respect the intellectual property of all participants, presenters and organisers.


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