Talk: Drawing and the Found Object
Part of Guest Series
Eye to Pencil Studio
In this talk Alastair Levy will explore the role of drawing within a multidisciplinary practice that also incorporates video, photography, painting and sculpture.
The impulse to collect and work with found objects links these diverse approaches to image-making. Alastair will examine how drawing connects with this drive to archive the everyday. He will discuss how drawing can be both a form of ‘exercise’ in its own right, seeking no preconceived outcome, as well as a means to realising more structured, finished artworks. What is the relationship between these two very different kinds of activity and how do they inform each other?
Guest Series Format: We
will be joined by guests from different fields: art, ethnobotany, anatomy, and
photography each of whom is committed to drawing. The format for the Guest
Series will be for each guest to give a talk about how drawing relates to their
own work and field, then at a later date they will lead a day long drawing
workshop based on their practice.
Tuesday, 15 November6.30-8pm
Tickets are £10.
Note: STUDENT/UNWAGED discount of
33%. Use the code: student-33 at checkout
Alastair Levy is a multidisciplinary artist, who studied photography at the Royal College of Art. His work spans different media with photography at the core yet returns to drawing periodically as a part of his practice. He is also a leading portrait photographer commissioned by art publications, artists and cultural figures. www.alastairlevy.net/
WHO Anyone who is interested in drawing or who draws but would like to try out new
materials and techniques centred on drawing.
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Eye to Pencil
The studio is on the 1st Floor and only accessible via stairs.