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The Grammar of Drawing – Panel Discussion

Curated by Violet M. McClean and William Hernandez Abreu, Curators of TheGallery.


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Date: Thursday 29 April 2021
Time: 17.00-18.00
Via Zoom: Join the webinar (passcode: 577491)

Join our panel as they discuss the Grammar of Drawing and work in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition.

The event will start with a formal welcome from Violet M. McClean, Curator of AUB Hang, TheGallery, AUB, followed by the panel discussion chaired by Professor Paul Gough, Principal and Vice Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth.

Meet the Panel

A painter, broadcaster and writer; has exhibited globally and is represented in permanent collection of the Imperial War Museum, London; Canadian War Museum, Ottawa; National War Memorial, New Zealand. Published widely in cultural history, cultural geography and heritage studies, plus a number of books on war artists, peace activism and urban arts interventions, including publications on street artist, Banksy.

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M. Lohrum (b. 1986 La Laguna, Spain) studied BA Fine Art at Universidad de La Laguna (2009-2013); MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, UAL (2015-2017) and currently studies a PhD at Universidad de La Laguna.

Selected groups exhibitions include: Complex Topography: Movement and Change, as part of the Setouchi Triennale, Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu, Japan (2016); Studio Complex programme, Tate Exchange, London, UK (2018); Studiolo XXI. Drawing and Affinities, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal (2019); What we do when we cannot do what we do, B74 Raum für Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland (2020).

Solo exhibitions include: Performative Traces, Galería Manuel Ojeda, Spain (upcoming, 2021); Re-Thinking the Trace, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain (2019); Re-Thinking the Trace, Espacio TEA Candelaria, Spain (2018) and Re-Thinking the Trace, Espacio Tea Garachico, Spain (2018).

Recent prizes include: First prize of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2020); Shortlisted for Visarte Corona Call (2020); Finalist of the Signature Art Prize (2020); Shortlisted for Zealous Stories: Performance (2020); Longlisted for the Celeste Prize (2017).

She lives and works between Tenerife and London.

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Anita Taylor is an artist, curator and educator. She is founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project (1994-present) and established Drawing Projects UK in 2009.

She has extensive leadership, teaching, research and review experience in Higher Education in the UK, and internationally, and is currently Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. Drawing is central to her practice - in the studio, in education, public engagement, as a writer and curator – and advocacy for drawing as a vital means of communication and expression for all underpins all of this work. Recent exhibitions include DRAWN, The Customs House South Shields and accompanying publication (supported by Arts Council England).

She is co-author of Drawing (Cassell Illustrated, first published 2003), and has written for The Guardian/Observer, Craft Arts International, Garageland, RA Magazine, and been interviewed for After Nyne, Interalia, Studio International, Times Higher Education, and the Artist’s Lives, Oral History Collection, National Life Stories in the British Library Sound Archive. Her work is held in a number of collections including the V&A and Jerwood Collection.

Frances Morris has been Director of Tate Modern since 2016. Curator, writer and broadcaster, Frances joined Tate in 1987 becoming Head of Displays at Tate Modern in 2000 and Director of Collections, International Art from 2006. Alongside many exhibition projects and publications, including acclaimed retrospectives of Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama and Agnes Martin, Frances has led the transformation of Tate’s International Collection, strategically broadening and diversifying its international reach and representation, developing the collecting of live art and performance and pioneering new forms of museum display.

Find out more about Frances Morris

Photo by Hugo Glendinning, 2016

Ian McKeever’s first solo exhibition was held in 1973 at the ICA, London. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious DAAD scholarship in Berlin, which was followed in 1990 by a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. He has participated in numerous museums exhibitions including Dialogue, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1985, New Abstraction, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid and Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 1996, Royal Academicians in China, National Gallery, Beijing, Shanghai Art Museum and Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2005, Tate Britain, 2011 and National Museum of Norway, 2012. Solo museums exhibitions include Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 1987, Porin Taidemuseo, 1997, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, 2001, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2010, Sønderjylland Kunstmuseum, 2011, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, 2012 and Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, 2014.

His work is represented in numerous public Collections, including Tate, British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Museum of Fine Art, Budapest; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Glyptotek, Copenhagen; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Boston Museum of Fine Art and Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut.

In 2003 Ian McKeever was appointed a Royal Academician.

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