Drawing From the Archive | LCC Degree Shows 2018: Show 1

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02 Jun 2018

10am to 12pm

Saturday 2 June

LCC Studio, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
Free and open to all.
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Facebook event here.


Join us for a drawing workshop in the LCC Studio. Using objects from the David Usborne Collection as a starting point, we'll explore the collection using a range of drawing techniques and junk materials.  

David Usborne is a former architect, designer and collector of unusual tools. Over 400 of these objects are currently housed in the Special Collections Centre at LCC. This vast collection is made up of objects with an aesthetic appeal, whose function is not immediately obvious. As David Usborne describes, these are 'anonymous tools that were never intended to be beautiful'. What brings these objects together is their functionality and aesthetic value, but they share no single thematic connection, coming from industries as diverse as agriculture, medicine, motoring, sports and cookery. Usborne’s website explains that the objects were chosen for the collection as they combine “utility”, “mystery”, “indifference”, “elegance”, “resonance” and “anonymity”.

In this free session we will explore the objects' formal properties and how they interact with each other within the gallery space. 


Drop-in event for all ages and abilities. Materials will be provided.  

This workshop is the first in the 'Drawing from the Archive' series.

There will also be selection of photographs from the UAL Archives & Special Collections Centre on display.