14th Jun 2017 - 15th Jun 2017
Walgrave Building, Avenue, Uni of Northampton
This symposium aims to explore painting and drawing in a ‘post-digital’ age. If by post-digital we mean the digital is no longer seen as new but is now firmly culturally embedded and could be seen as all pervasive. The first day will focus on painting and the second on drawing in relation to the digital.Traditionally, one view of both painting and drawing is to be seen as haptic arts. They can be viewed as one of the diminishing opportunities for the creation of a hand-made, unique object that is a record of human agency and a home for the personal, individual or even unique response within the world. Both painting and drawing engage with the digital but may also choose to attempt to step outside of the digital and critique it. Papers and presentations from practicing artists, arts organisations and those involved in the pedagogy of painting and drawing will explore various positions that artists and/or educators may take in both painting and drawing in relation to the digital. This may range from forms of mutual collaboration and the extension of these disciplines into a digitally/technologically expanded field or as forms of resistance to the technological and a form of preservation of the individual or subjective.
Painting: Thursday 15 June, 10-4pm, Co-chairs Stefan Gant and Craig Staff.
Alexander Pollard - Artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton
Mark Wright - Artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton
James Faure Walker - Artist and Writer
Michael Evans - Artist & Senior Lecturer in Painting of University of Northampton
Dan Hays - John Moores Painting Prize 20 Winner & Associate Lecturer
Drawing: Friday 16 June, 10-4pm, Co-chairs
Stefan Gant - Artist and Lecturer in Drawing and New Media, University of Northampton
Margaret Gluzberg - Artist and Reader in Contemporary Visual Production, Royal College of Art
Claude Heath - Artist and Research Associate, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Brett Littman - Executive Director, the Drawing Center, New York (Live Skype)
Symposium: Main Hall, Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton
Exhibition: Avenue Gallery, Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus, University of Norhtmapton