2B OR NOT 2B: WHY DRAW?
Anita Taylor, Charles Poulsen
A panel discussion on why we draw in collaboration with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize
For the first time in its history, the
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is coming to Salisbury, showcasing the best of
contemporary drawing practice and the role and value of drawing in creative
practice today. To mark the opening day of the exhibition at The Salisbury
Museum, Messums Wiltshire is hosting a panel with a Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing
Prize selector, shortlisted artists and directors of the prize, to examine
relevance and importance of drawing and draftsmanship in 2019.
Our panel consists of the Trinity Buoy Wharf
Drawing Prize and Drawing Projects UK Founder and Director Professor Anita
Taylor, one of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize selectors, a shortlisted
artist from this year’s prize and artist Charles Poulsen, whose three-dimensional
drawings will be on display at Messums Wiltshire.
This event is part of the nationwide Big Draw Festival, which this year
takes ‘Drawn to Life’ as its theme.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize, is the largest and longest-running
annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK and has a reputation for its
commitment to championing excellence and promoting, celebrating and challenging
contemporary drawing practice.
Wiltshire is a leading multi-purpose arts centre,
which opened in autumn 2016 after a two-year restoration project. Its aim is to
offer a unique environment to experience and engage with the arts across genre
including performance, dance, design as well as sculpture, painting,
photography and ceramics. Messums Wiltshire recognises the importance of the
hand’s skill in art: especially pertinent to a future in which the digital is
expected to dominate. Situated in an area renowned internationally for its
ancient art-making, beginning millennia ago with Stonehenge, Salisbury
Cathedral and Tisbury’s Jurassic fossil coral, which is found underneath the
hills of the Fonthill estate – and argued by Dr K P Oakley to be evidence of
the first signs of human aesthetic appreciation.
Museum has a programme of supporting events to run
alongside the exhibition, including a talk by Professor Anita Taylor and
artist-led experimental drawing workshops. Activities for October Half Term are
a whole-hearted celebration of drawing, inspired by the Trinity Buoy Wharf
Drawing prize exhibition.
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