Drawing on Drawing: Orphaned Thinking 1

David Moore (Photographer), Kate Davis (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Drawing include in group show.
22nd February – 4th March 2016 Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh ‘Drawing on Drawing’ is a major exhibition of drawings which took place at ECA from 22nd February to 4th March 2016.The exhibition brought together works by current students in all years from across the School of Art, alongside drawings from staff and invited alumni, for whom drawing is a central part of their practice.It encompasses drawing as both the point of departure and drawing as destination - from the initial manifestation of an idea through to the finalized realization of a response.Including point of reference works, imaginative works, propositional works, the show l transcended a singular reading of drawing and instead sought to demonstrate and encourage discourse on drawings continued wide-ranging value and potency within contemporary art practice.Participating alumni include Andrew Gilbert, currently showing in the ‘Art & Empire’ exhibition at Tate Britain, Rachel Mclean, who is part of the British Art Show which comes to Edinburgh in February, and Marie Harnett, whose drawings were recently purchased by MOMA New York. Another element of the exhibition is graphic works from the University of Edinburgh’s Collections in art, architecture, natural history and music.These historical works - alongside a multitude of works quite literally drawn from the here and now - will aim to show the timeless and ongoing relevance of drawing as a means of articulating how we understand and respond to circumstance and experience. In short, what we ‘draw’ from ourselves and from the world.The exhibition opened on Monday 22nd March at 5pm and runs until Friday 4th March.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2016
Eventopening - ECA, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Feb 201622 Feb 2016


  • Drawing
  • orphaned thinking

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