In collaboration with BA (Hons) Event Management
Formal address and opening – 17.30
From 17.30–18.00, AUB Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Gough will welcome visitors, and Professor Anita Taylor, Founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (since 1994), artist and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, will talk about the project and exhibition.
Please note, this is an open event, and no booking is required.
Drawing at AUB
Drawing is positioned at the very heart of contemporary creative practice, and is taught at AUB as an extension of thinking. Throughout our lives, we're all mark-makers of one kind or another, and drawing is an essential and fundamental form of our need to communicate. At AUB, we celebrate its diversity; from its capacity for directness of expression, conceptualising ideas through algorithms and data structures, mechanical evocations, to exploring Eastern influences, topographies, the behaviour and properties of materials, sound and light, to analogous and metaphorical narratives.
It exists equally as an autonomous and self-contained discipline with its own histories, theories and practices, as well as being positioned perfectly to explore the blurring of boundaries across disciplines. Contemporary drawing is concerned with the ways in which we relate as human beings to each other, to our environment, communicating and investigating the political, cultural, and historical, and our psychological and physiological selves.
Drawing can be hand-made, manufactured or digital. It can be sculptural, physical, exist in real space or on a screen, it can be sewn or worn, it can move, it can be projected, it can exist on the body, the possibilities are limitless. However, what it must do is challenge and interrogate preconceived ideas, notions and traditions. It should make you think and question the world we live in.