Drawing as Collaboration, discovering a new language

Thursday 31 March 2022

Online panel presentation with drawing prompts

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Thursday 31 March 2022, 18:00 - 19:30
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Join artists Robert Luzar, Andrea Stokes and Nicole Wendel for an online panel presentation as they share insights about their practices and collaborative drawing. Each artist works in a collaborative manner and as part of their practice questions how drawing transcends and creates new dialogues, communication, and language.  

This event will include a Q&A with the artists chaired by artist and DJCAD Lecturer Alex Roberts. Audiences will be invited to start a drawing during the event in response to a score provided by the artists. 

Drawn to Dundee

This workshop is part of Drawn to Dundee, a series of talks and workshops accompanying the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 at Cooper Gallery, co-curated by artists Tania Kovats, Professor of Drawing & Making and Alex Roberts, Lecturer in Drawing, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. 

Participant information

Online event. Participants will receive an link upon sign-up. 

This event will include a hands-on drawing activity, prompt. Please bring along any drawing tools and paper, surfaces you wish to work with. 

All enquiries please contact: exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk

Artists' biographies

Robert Luzar is an artist, writer, and educator. He was born in Slovenia, and lived in Canada before moving to England. He holds a PhD from Central Saint Martins. His works engage with notions of ‘event’ and ‘trace’ through forms of change, thought, point, and body in ‘precarious’ forms of existence; using drawing experimentally with live-art performance, video, Internet, and space. He exhibits globally in live-art events, museums and galleries, such as Palazzo Loredan Venice (IT), Torrance Art Museum (USA), Talbot Rice Gallery (UK), DRAWinternational (FR), Katzman Contemporary (CA), Künstlerhaus Dortmund (DE), and CUMT Institute (China). His writings on art, culture and philosophy are published in books and journals such as Nancy and Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press 2016), Theatre and Performance Design (Routledge 2017), and Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice (Intellect 2019).

Artist's Website

Andrea Stokes is an artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art at Kingston University, London, UK. Stokes’ adopts collaborative and process based techniques to interrogate locations and objects that have personal and political significance. Individual and collaborative acts of drawing play a significant role in this research.

In 2013 Stokes installed a drawing of a net curtain onto the windows of Thelma Hulbert Gallery (Honiton) in collaboration with 25 local women. Recent work ‘Lacuna’ (2021) used remote collaboration to critique the construction of an airport on the small island of Upernavik in Greenland. A missing mountain top, removed to make a runway, became a conceptual space for collective thinking and making from the multi-disciplinary and international perspectives of four women.

Artist's Vimeo

Nicole Wendel understands her drawing both as an act of setting traces and as a translation of intense perceptions of her body in relation. Forms of "Deep Listening" thereby constitute her process of composition and become visible as a performative notation. As a cross-media artist she creates and combines drawings with performances, videos and installations.

Her works have been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions, collaborations and collections. Such as the exchange project Inclusive break! A time besides many others at the Liu Haisu Museum in Shanghai, 2021, in North by Northeast, 2020, at the German Artists' Association in Berlin. Actually she works on the collaborative performance (N)ON SITE BODIES with the choreographer Jan Burkhardt for Kai10 in Düsseldorf.


Image credits

Andrea Stokes, Lacuna, 2021

Robert Luzar, Two Seen, One Unseeing. Telematic performance, various media, unrecorded/live video, 2016. Photo by Johannes Zits.

Jan Burkhardt and Nicole Wendel, Rehearsal on (N)ON SITE BODIES, chalk, Schlagschnur, black board, black paper, 06.12.2021, Berlin 

Funders and partners

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project is led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, and is supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.

Funder logos for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

Cooper Gallery

Event type Gallery event
Event category Public engagement