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Drawing of Sidney Cooper

This is my drawing of Thomas Sidney Cooper RA (1803-1902). It’s a commissioned work for Canterbury Christ Church University’s Sidney Cooper Gallery to commemorate the gallery’s 150th year. This small silverpoint drawing and it has taken forever to do and […]

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Drawing in the Expanded Field

Honest and generous writing in relation to my expanded-drawing practice, the things I do and everything else in between. Thoughts, ideas, experiences, reflections…

Taken from my original blog at www.laurensaundersart.co.uk/blog

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Automatic Drawing and Collage

  Part of the short course involved drawing and image based exercises. We were given 3 images – these could be anything; cuttings from magazines, photocopies of art works, adverts, interiors etc.     We were told to focus on […]

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The Archives

      Turns out Tanya is really pretty well known! Her drawings, sketches, notes, transcripts, stage directions, lists (endless lists), sketch boxes and correspondence make up over 80 boxes in the V&A theatre archive in London, as well as […]

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Windswept

  • Archive
  • Venue:
    Workers Gallery
  • From:
    December 06, 2018
  • To:
    December 22, 2018
  • Location:
    Wales
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Chartered Engineer

In my view, some form of engineering lies behind almost all works of art, even if it’s just the question of the best way to hang objects in a gallery. One of my favourite books is “Engineers of the Imagination” […]

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Why I Never Sketch.

Drawing is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality. Edgar Degas “I love your sketches,” said my friend with warmth, the other day, having no idea that […]

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Now Showing #269: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s prints, sculptures and films, Alison Watt’s painting at Abbott Hall Gallery, Kendall, plus an exploration of fandom-related desire, consumption and production at London’s Transition Two gallery.

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Drawing in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

There’s less than a week to go until the opening of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is the new incarnation of what used to be the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Every year I […]

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Now Showing #260: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: The Hayward Gallery’s new touring drawing exhibition at St Albans Museum and Gallery; magic, ritual and witchcraft at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and the inaugural exhibition at S1 Artspace’s new gallery space at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.

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The last day of my 2018 residency

The last day of this year’s dig and there were very few people left on site. Everyone is tired as they wind down from a rather intense season. My adrenaline is seeping away and it’s difficult to think clearly or […]

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Week 8, Thursday

Today saw all the trenches covered over with tarpaulins held down with tyres, to protect them until next season’s dig. It felt quite sad to see everything that has been revealed this year being hidden. But it has been an […]

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Week 8, Wednesday

Today was the last day that the site was open to the public. But while the last tours for visitors went round, the archaeologists were starting some serious covering up of the trenches. First with sandbags. Then tyres were rolled […]

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