Impossible creative collaborations and the things we don’t know about writing and drawing

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Author: Harvey Dingwall
Conference: Great Writing 2011, 18th and 19th June 2011

What happens when a writer and an illustrator do not create in isolation? An image inspires a text (ekphrasis) or an illustration is built out of a dialogue, not an individual’s response to text. This research is focused around a series of collaborations between postgraduate creative writers and illustrators. A fantastic body of work is made and many questions raised about the disciplines themselves and the learning and teaching of creative practice. What does visualisation and interpretation mean to these disciplines and how is this being transformed through digital media? How is narrative and expression explored through drawing and how does this compare with writing? Is quotation intrinsic yet originality fundamental to both and have we really moved on from the century of the individual? Reflecting on the value of creativity in education and how collaboration empowers divergent thinking we can build on our understanding of the complexity and significance of community.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 18 Jun 2011


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