University of Glasgow: Hunterian Associate Showcase: Drawn Together: A conversation with the collection
Excerpt from pubic showcase event talk:
Have you ever had a conversation with an object?
Drawn Together: A conversation with the collection was a weeklong artist in residency that took place in half-term week in the Hunterian Museum.
Drawn Together: A conversation with the collection encouraged visitors to make their own drawings of objects that interested them from the Hunterian collections.
I was interested to find out about the different experiences we have when drawing objects rather than just looking at them, how do we ‘read’ them, what sort of conversation do we have, can we have?
Do we see details we might have missed? How do we feel about drawing and what do we think about when we are making our drawings?
Imagine that you have an object in your hands, what do you see, how does it feel, does it smell, is it rough, smooth, heavy, light… Do you have the words that could describe it, what would your drawing look like, does the object look different when you shut one eye, and then the other?