Ruskin Late: Drawn to Investigate

Thursday 16 January 2020, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


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Alumni, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


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Event Details

At this late opening, meet the artists and curators of 'Drawn to Investigate'

At this late opening of ‘Drawn to Investigate’, meet the curators Sarah Casey and Gerald Davies, and participating artists.

‘Drawn to Investigate’ explores the potential of drawing as an investigative tool to make meaningful contributions to knowledge outside the arts. It brings together a range of examples of contemporary drawing with a relationship to ‘scientific’ research.

Drawing is historically associated with knowledge generation and critical investigation in the sciences. This exhibition will examine how drawing today continues to work across the porous boundary between observation and expression, empiricism and invention in a range of investigative practices. ‘Science’ is used in the most inclusive sense, embracing all forms of thorough investigation, spanning anthropology to astrophysics, conservation to mathematics, forensics to zoology. This approach builds on John Ruskin’s advocacy of drawing as a way of seeing and understating the world and his prescient understanding of the impact of industrialisation on the natural environment.


Contact Details

Name Harriet Hill-Payne

Telephone number

+44 1524 592293