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Please join us for this FREE event and add your voice to the discussions


drawing, literacy and communication

● Interested in drawing? ● Believe that ‘visual literacy’ is increasingly vital

in our digital age? ● Want to know why drawing and visual literacy matter? Calling all teachers, arts educators, art students, artists, academics, innovators and champions from across the creative industries with an interest in drawing and visual literacy.

The British Museum Stevenson Lecture Theatre Monday 6 October 2014 9am for 10am start Half-day symposium, book launch, exhibition and VIP tour on the theme of drawing and literacy, hosted by Studio International, The University of the Arts London, The Campaign for Drawing and The Big Draw, and the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings. Join us to: ● Celebrate the launch of The Drawn Word: ‘Even if I write my name I am drawing’, edited by Janet McKenzie and Stephen Farthing. Published by Studio International ● Explore the fabulous resource available in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings Study Room ● Champion the importance of drawing and visual literacy across the creative industries – contribute to the debate and widen perceptions of what 'drawing' means page 1 of 2

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: ■ Sir John Sorrell The Sorrell Foundation

■ Martin Clayton Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Windsor Castle

■ Susan Coles President of the National Society for Education in Art and Design

■ Dr Janet McKenzie-Spens Artist and writer

■ Stephen Farthing RA Rootstein Hopkins Professor of Drawing, University of the Arts London


VIP tour of Witches and wicked bodies by exhibition co-curator, artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge This exhibition examines the portrayal of witches and witchcraft in art, from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century, featuring prints and drawings by artists including Dürer, Goya, Delacroix, Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, alongside classical Greek vessels and Renaissance maiolica. PLUS a display of word and image drawings in the Study Room.

BOOKING THIS EVENT This event is FREE but booking is essential due to limited capacity. To book your place … UAL invitees – PLEASE GO TO: http://www.bigdrawshop.co.uk/products/copy-of-the-drawn-word-drawingliteracy-and-communication-invitation-for-ual-invitees

CFD invitees – PLEASE GO TO: http://www.bigdrawshop.co.uk/products/the-drawn-word-drawing-literacyand-communication

BM invitees – PLEASE GO TO: http://www.bigdrawshop.co.uk/products/copy-of-copy-of-the-drawn-worddrawing-literacy-and-communication-invitation-for-british-museum-invitees Access The British Museum is fully accessible. If you would like to discuss any particular access requirements or book disabled badge cards (this needs to be done in advance) please contact Chris Stewart: CStewart@britishmuseum.org

Links: ● Order a copy of The Drawn Word www.studiointernational.com/index.php/the-drawn-word

● The British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/departments/prints_and_drawings.aspx

● The Big Draw Shop – books on drawing www.bigdrawshop.co.uk/collections/books-on-drawing

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Partner Information With thanks to UAL, Deirdre Hopkins, The Rootstein Hopkins Foundation and the AHRC who funded the research that enabled this project.

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