Saturday 18 May 2pm
Admission price: £3 (FREE to Academicians & RWA Artist Network)
To book call 0117 973 5129
RWA panel discussion examining the role and relevance of drawing, providing a space for critical debate and creative conversation.
The panel includes practitioners from across the field of arts and design, and will explore the question of ‘why we draw’ and ‘how we draw’, considering its relationship to other mediums and art forms.
The panel will be chaired by RWA President Janette Kerr, with panel members Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre; Anouk Mercier, fine artist, tutor and co-founder of Bristol Drawing Club; Drawn invited artist, Reece Jones; and artist-in-residence, Debbie Locke.
Dr Janette Kerr, RWA President:
Janette Kerr makes mixed media drawings that are landscape-based, and more recently has been incorporating meteorological data .
Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre:
Meryl Ainslie’s drawing is multi-disciplinary, combining etching, drawing, collage and embossing in silver.
Anouk Mercier, fine artist and RWA Artist Network member:
Anouk Mercier merges detailed graphite drawing with more unpredictable airbrush and acteone transfer techniques.
Reece Jones, 'Drawn' invited artist:
Reece Jones’ makes large scale charcoal drawings that build upon complex invented landscapes and locations, and involve erasure and redrawing.
Debbie Locke, Artist-in-residence and RWA Artist Network member:
Debbie Locke creates drawn environments and kinetic drawing installations that explore the disparity between logical and irrational behaviour, by simultaneously imposing and relinquishing control.
This debate forms part of our continuing programme of drawing events, running alongside our current exhibition:
23 March- 2nd June
Monday - Saturday 9.30-5pm
Sundays 11 - 5pm
Last admission half an hour before closing
Drawn aims to raise the profile of drawing, presenting it as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool. From artists who either draw, or explore the concept of drawing in their work, the show features work from illustrators, videographers, sculptors, printers, embroiderers, typographers, animators and architects.