Dr Sarah CaseySenior Lecturer in Drawing and Installation
I am LICA Associate Director for Marketing and Outreach, leading departmental outreach activity with schools and colleges across the region. I teach drawing sculpture and installation on the 2nd and 3rd year studio practice modules. I also supervise the studio practice of postgraduates in Fine Art working in 3D or those working across drawing and sculpture. I was Director of Study for part one in Art from 2010-2015 leading the teaching on the first year Fine Art studio practice course.
My research is practice based, undertaken primarily through studio work. An ongoing concern is in probing the complex cultural, social, material and visual value of delicacy to find ways to analyse, interpret and represent the fugitive or visually elusive. On a formal level, this practice is typically characterised by a cross-fertilization of spatial and sculptural languages, processes and materials with those of drawing.
For several years I have been investigating hybrid approaches to drawing, informed by collaborations with medics, archaeologists and conservators which explore commonalties between approaches in drawing and those in professions that must cope with the delicate or fugitive in their routine practice. I am particlarly interested in what the analytical tools of Art might share with invesigative procedure in these Sciences. This research is grounded in fieldwork/ site visits and has seen me working in collaboration with scientists and other professionals on sites from Hadrian's Wall to Kensington Palace. Most recently, I have been working with cosmologist Kostas Dimopoulos and anthropolgist Rebecca Ellis on the project ' Dark Matters which examines the different ways we work with entities that are 'imperceptible'. Other recent projects include: Common Grounds, a collaboration with The Bowes Museum to use drawing to catalogue a series of 54 lace caps that had lain unexamined in carriage trunks for over 70 years; and Hidden Drawers ea catalogue publication and solo exhibitionat Kensington Palac which explored themes of attraction, intimacy and revelation in relation to historical traditions in drawing and values in contermporary fine art drawing practice.
Explicit aims of this work are: identifying shared practice around mutual concerns with 'delicacy'; developing new studio methods; and generating forms of documentation that facilitate understanding of studio methodologies to establish a transferable model for cross-discipline knowledge exchange.
This emphasis on method and documentation reflects a further research interest in finding ways to discuss, understand and share knowledge of artists' studio methodologies.
Paul Crowther What do Drawing and Painting Really Mean? The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture Routledge 2017
Casey, S.M. 27/09/2017 In: Journal of Visual Art Practice. 3 p.
Between Something and Nothing: Exhibited in Nth Degree Art and Mathematics
Casey, S.M. 04/2017
Drawn away from vision: encounters with the unseen
Casey, S., Davies, G. 26/01/2017 In: Sensory arts and design. London : Bloomsbury Academic ISBN: 9781474280211.
A Casey Study in Drawing Royal Underwear: Hidden Drawers
Casey, S.M. 2017
Brink Discovery: Light Fossils
Casey, S.M. 2017
Drawing as Babel Fish
Casey, S., Davies, G. 12/2016 In: Journal of Illustration. 3, 2, p. 233-252. 20 p.
Being human our imperceptible universe
Casey, S.M. 8/11/2016
The queer intimacy of drawing
Casey, S. 10/2016 In: TRACEY. 10 p.
Drawing and the depictive turn
Casey, S.M. 09/2016
Our Imperceptible Universe: A new exhibition exploring collaboration between cosmology, art and social science
Casey, S. 11/12/2015
Shared sensibilities: drawing in partnership with other fields of enquiry
Casey, S., Davies, G. 4/12/2015
Echo: Light Fossil: Exhibited in Drawing Collaborations
Casey, S. 3/12/2015
Dark Matter exhibited in: Paper, Table wall and After A group exhibition of works on paper selected by Sian Bowen and Chris Dorsett
Casey, S., Davies, G. 11/2015
Porous topologies of (im)perceptibilities as creative process
Casey, S., Ellis, R. 4/09/2015
Echo 1 & 2 exhibited in: Beyond Perception
Casey, S. 1/09/2015
Common grounds lace drawn from the everyday: lace drawn from the everyday
Casey, S. 2/05/2015
Piercing the darkness: drawing sensing sighting sounding
Casey, S., Davies, G. 04/2015
Lines of engagement: drawing walking tracking
Casey, S., Davies, G. 23/02/2015 In: Journal of Visual Art Practice. 14, 1, p. 72-83. 12 p.
Crossing the line: drawing as babel fish
Casey, S., Davies, G. 18/12/2014
Paper, table, wall and after: 3 drawings exhibited in this exhibition
Casey, S., Bowen, S., Dorsett, C. 28/11/2014
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014
Casey, S. 16/09/2014
A garland of thoughts: Ruskin and contemporary site/ sight sensitive drawing
Casey, S., Davies, G. 03/2014 In: TRACEY. Drawing in Situ, 12 p.
Common Grounds 3/52
Casey, S. 2014
Drawing: a delicate issue
Casey, S. 2014 In: International Drawing Annual . Cincinnati : Manifest
Salisbury open drawing
Casey, S. 5/10/2013
Sketch drawing prize 2013: the UK's only national sketchbook drawing prize
Casey, S. 16/09/2013
Walking the line: drawing in other terrains
Casey, S., Davies, G. 2/07/2013
Darkness at the edge
Casey, S. 12/06/2013
Hidden Drawers: a solo exhibition of new drawings
Casey, S. 9/01/2013
Drawing The Delicate: A solo exhibition of new drawings
Casey, S. 12/2012
Laying Practice on the Line: Drawing as a Subject, Tool and Research outcome
Casey, S. 11/2012 In: The Art of Research . Helsinki : Aalto University School of Art and Design p. 114-135. 22 p.
Sarah Casey: Hidden Drawers
Casey, S., Hill, D. 2012 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 32 p. ISBN: 978-1-86220-299-3.
Evading Capture: Dialogues between the unknown and the unseen in the artist’s sketchpad and the scientific experiment
Casey, S. 02/2011
The Moment of Privacy has Passed: Sketchbooks by contemporary artists, architects, designers
Casey, S. 11/12/2010
Casey, S. 10/2010
Invisible Lines: Drawing the Delicate
Casey, S. 09/2010
Invisible Lines and Parallel Practice: Drawing Connections between Studio, Site and Laboratory
Casey, S. 09/2010
The Art of Research
Casey, S. 25/11/2009
A Thing About Machines
Casey, S. 09/2009
Glimpses: Solo exhibition
Casey, S. 05/2009
5th International Drawing Biennial
Casey, S. 2009
Drawing Delicate Connections
Casey, S. 2009 In: Interrogations. Loughborough : Loughborough University and DeMontfort University p. 39-50. 12 p.
01/10/2013 → 01/07/2015
Waking The Line: Drawing in Other Terrains
01/04/2013 → …
Being Human Our Imperceptible Universe
Cultural learning Alliance STEAM Hack
Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
AHRC workshop Art and Science in Conversation
On Common Grounds
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 : gallery Floor Talk
Drawing The Dress Collection
Public Award, Commendation
Prize (including medals and awards)
Triptych Papers: Models for Research based Practice
Participation in conference