My Eyes Become Ears | Drawing Workshop

Thursday 29 June 2023

An experimental drawing workshop designed by DJCAD MFA Drawing students to accompany the exhibition Dream Land by Heather Phillipson

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Thursday 29 June 2023, 18:00 - 19:30
Crawford Building

University of Dundee
Perth Road

Crawford Building
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My Eyes Become Ears | Drawing Workshop

Thursday 29 June, 6.00-7.30pm 

My Eyes Become Ears is an experimental drawing workshop designed by DJCAD MFA Drawing students to accompany the exhibition Dream Land by Heather Phillipson. The workshop will embrace the transformational and interactive power of drawing beyond the purely visual. Engaging with drawing in a way that incorporates all of our senses, the workshop invites participants to question the strange ways we move through and interact with the world. How can the process of creating drawing emulate the ways in which all living things move, grow, and transform? 

“It’s like my eyes become ears, and my feet also become ears, and maybe my whole body is ears.”  

Quotation: Heather Phillipson, from ‘Heather Phillipson – ‘No fixed starting point, only accumulation’ | Turner Prize Nominee 2022 | Tate”. Access here.

Participant information

This limited capacity workshop will take place within the exhibition at Cooper Gallery.

Sign-up to participate via Eventbrite.

Free, open to all. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Materials will be provided. 


Cooper Gallery is located to the right side of the DJCAD buildings on Perth Road. The entrance is via double doors which face onto a car park.

The gallery is on two floors. Ground floor has ramped access. First floor is accessible by an internal lift and six steps with a handrail. Wheelchair access is via a stairclimber. Please email in advance if you require lift or stairclimber access.

First floor is also accessible via 24 steps. Two flights of 12 steps with handrails are separated by a landing.

For all enquiries please email: exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk


The ground floor has a wheelchair accessible toilet. The toilet is gender neutral.


Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask our Guides. If you require alternative formats for material in exhibitions please email or ask our Guides.


Cooper Gallery is a partner of Art Night Dundee.

This event accompanies the exhibition Dream Land by Heather Phillipson, a co-commission by Art Night and the Art Fund. It forms part of Art Fund's Wild Escape programme. A live event is co-commissioned by Art Night and Cooper Gallery with support from the DJCAD Centenary Trust.


Cooper Gallery DJCAD

Event type Gallery event
Event category Art and Design