Drawing Explained: A Film Preview & Panel Discussion

drawing on a window with soap suds

22 Apr 2016

6pm to 7.30pm

Drawing Explained
- Open to all staff and students at UAL and to the general public –
A Film Preview & Panel Discussion 
Chaired by Tania Kovats in discussion with Isabel Seligman, Paul Noble and Stephen Farthing.                         
“The very brilliant idea that a simple outline might have the ability to evoke an object or event in its absence, emerges relatively late in the history of drawing”.
The Event
Drawing Explained is a 20 minute pedagogical film written and directed by Stephen Farthing.  The film, in its draft phase, sets out to explain drawing with an ambition for it to be used as a teaching aid at University of the Arts London.
After the screening there will be a panel discussion with Paul Noble, Isabel Seligman, Stephen Farthing and Tania Kovats.  The panel will discuss together how the film explains the drawing discipline.
The film is intentionally incomplete and the event itself will be filmed with an opportunity for audience participation – the content from which will be used in the final cut of the film to provide its end conclusion.
The Panel
Tania Kovats is an artist, author of a number of key texts on drawing and Course Leader of MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Arts.
Paul Noble, Artist and draftsman was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize for the solo exhibition “Welcome to Nobson,” Gagosian Gallery, London (2011).
Isabel Seligman is the curator of the ‘Lines of Thought’ a drawing show generated by the British Museum, that was funded by the Bridget Riley Art Foundation to encourage art students to draw.
Professor Stephen Farthing is an artist and Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Drawing at University of the Arts London.
film credit: Drawing Explained - A film by Stephen Farthing & Gareth Johnson