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Drawing Discussion with Karen Conway & Jill Eastland

25 November 2021 - 25 November 2021

Thursday 18:00 - 19:00



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Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this online Drawing Discussion - with Karen Conway & Jill Eastland - alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition on Thursday 25 November 2021 at 6pm.

Selected artists, Karen Conway and Jill Eastland, will introduce their drawings selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition and the nature of making drawings that deal with memory with Professor Anita Taylor followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Karen Conway 's drawing Exquisite Corpse Chicago 1971 – 1984, 2021 , recalls sketchy memories of many trips Karen took to Chicago as a child. This autobiographical drawing was made at the table in Karen's home, as the wall space was full with other drawings. After each section was constructed, the piece was then folded because of the spatial constraints. Due to its size this folding technique did not allow me to view the drawing as a whole and, as a result, each section is drafted ‘blind’. Sometimes upside down or on its side, using varying drawing techniques and styles, similar in a way to the children’s drawing game, ‘Exquisite Corpse’.

Jill Eastland
's drawing, Wandering in the Head, 2020, Jill says about her drawing: 'Obsessions are an inheritance from my father, Stuart. He was fanatical about maps; following, reading, collecting and drawing them. This is just one shelf of his map collection. He also loved travel and learning languages but from a young age, he taught me about the harm caused to others as a result of air travel and cultural tourism. Faintly visible on the maps are just a few words, representing the origins and journeys of my parents and my mixed heritage and identity.'

Karen Conway (b.1971 London, UK) studied Higher Diploma Fine Art at IADT, Dublin (1990-93); BA Fine Art at CCAD, Cork (1993-94); Higher Diploma Art Education at LSAD, Limerick (2003-04); and MA Art & Design Education at LSAD, Limerick (2012-14). Selected group exhibitions include: Tulca, Within & Without/Golden Mountain, Galway (2006/13); Faber Studios, Limerick (2014); The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork (1995). Solo exhibitions include: Project Y, Engage Gallery, Galway (2021); Pressure, Online Launch & Outdoor Projection-Mapping, Spanish Arch, Galway (2020); An+Aisthēsis, University College Hospital, Galway International Arts Festival (2014). Recent awards include: CÚRAM/SFI, National University of Ireland Residency (2019); Arts Council of Ireland (2020). She lives and works in Galway, Ireland.

Jill Eastland (b.1965 London, UK) studied BA Fine Art at the University of East Anglia (2002-05) and MA Women’s Studies at Anglia Ruskin University (1994-97). Selected group exhibitions include: Women Unity Strength at the Museum of Cambridge (2020); My Letter to the World Exhibition and Storytelling at the Grafton Centre Cambridge (2019-20); Buy it or Burgle it, Street exhibition in Bristol (2017), Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, London (2012). Solo exhibitions include: Six Bells Cambridge (2017); This Land is Our Land, Kebele Bristol (2011). Recent awards include: British Women Artists, Second Prize (2012). She lives and works in Cambridge, UK.

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