Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Fundamentals of Drawing

Panel Discussion in Lecture Theatre

Panel Discussion

Thursday 22 November 2018

South House Lecture Theatre, AUB
5:00pm – 6:15pm

The panel will discuss how far the definition of drawing can be pushed in today’s society, concepts of drawing and the artwork featured in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition.

Event and exhibition formally opened and hosted by Christian McLening, Dean of Art, Design and Architecture, AUB

Chaired by Peter Symons, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Animation Production, Arts University Bournemouth

Panel Members to include:

  • Professor Anita Taylor, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Founder and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University
  • Caroline Burraway, artist, Frist Prize Winner of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018
  • Professor Tania Kovats, Professor of Drawing, Bath Spa University
  • Simón Granell, Course Leader, MA Fine Art, Arts University Bournemouth

Peter Symons
Peter Symons is a Fine Artist and currently a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation Production course at the Arts University Bournemouth. His work for the AUB has included: Course Leader for the BA Animation Production course (11 years to June 2018) Visiting Tutor, Senior Lecturer and Co -Director of the (Creative skillset) Screen Academy. He has been a practicing artist since graduating from the Slade School of Art (UCL) and has exhibited in the UK and abroad. While living in London he worked for the ILEA as a part-time director of a community centre in the east end of London (Montefiore) and occasionally for the education department of the Whitechapel Art Gallery whilst under the directorship of Sir Nicolas Serota.

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Professor Anita Taylor
Professor Anita Taylor is a practicing artist, exhibition organiser, published writer and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design. Anita studied Foundation in Art and Design at Mid-Cheshire College of Art (1980-81), BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting (First Class) at Gloucestershire College of Art (1981-84) and MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1985-87). She was Artist-in-Residence at Durham Cathedral (1987-88); Cheltenham Fellow in Painting (1988-89), and Artist-in-Residence at the National Art School Sydney with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2004). She is currently an Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney affiliated to Sydney College of the Arts.

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Caroline Burraway
Caroline Burraway is a British contemporary artist. Burraway studied BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts and MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. She has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions both at home and internationally and has been nominated for several awards such as: First Prize Winner of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 – Finalist in the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018 – Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 – Winner of the London Award NOA 2016. In 2017 she collaborated with architects on the ‘Holocaust Memorial’ and was shortlisted in the Architectural Review Future Project Competition. Burraway is currently exhibiting in the AIAPI/UNESCO International Exhibition on Human Rights in Trento Italy and Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018.

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Professor Tania Kovats
Tania Kovats – Artist, Author and Professor of Drawing at Bath Spa University. Drawing, and paying attention to others’ drawings, is a key part of Kovats’ practice. In 2005, Tania published The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing – the Primary Means of Expression, described as a ‘commonplace book of drawing that exists as a depository for memory, commentary, and possibilities’. Similarly, Drawing Water (2014), collects together an eclectic selection of drawings of the sea, including her own, and those by map-makers, writers, shipbuilders, whalers, soldiers, sailors, artists, archaeologists, cartographers, scientists, uranographers, engineers and dreamers.

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Simón Granell
Simón Granell studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art and The Slade School of Art, London. He is currently the MA Fine Art Course Leader at the Arts University Bournemouth. He is an artist and curator with projects including Underground (2007), A Machine Aesthetic (2013-2014), and I know what I like (2015). Exhibitions include á Sanchez Cotán (2009) Trondheim, Norway, The devil finds work for idle hands at Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco (2012), Drawology: drawing as phenomenology (2013 – 14) Bonington Gallery Nottingham and Lanchester Gallery, Coventry and Midpointedness, (2015) The Lock Up, Newcastle, Australia. He has also published a range of text-based works including The New Desk. (2016) in CakeJournal Issue 1, Nov ’07 – May 09 (detail) (2014) in Detail a painting project, and Ten Diary Entries [2010 – 2012] in the Journal for Artistic Research. He has also guest-edited an issue of arts & Culture magazine Garageland. In conjunction with MA Fine Art students he recently published A Recipe Book, exploring the importance and function of a recipe, as a practical, social or theoretical form of communication.

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Admission: Free
Booking is essential (limited numbers)
You can book your place here.

Please print out and bring your tickets with you for entry to the panel discussion. Tickets are not needed for the Private View.


Thursday 22 November 2018

TheGallery, AUB
6:15pm – 7:30pm

Exhibition Private View and Drinks Reception.

Free open event, RSVP not required.
This event will follow the panel discussion.

To celebrate the official opening of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition at TheGallery, we are holding a private view to welcome all staff, students and visitors.


Background Image: Paddy Killer, Mary Swift’s Drawn Thread Work(2017), drawing on glass. Photo: Colin Mills