Drawing Out The Canal

Simon Woolham (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

DRAWING OUT THE CANAL PROJECT is focused around a 10-day walking, drawing, talking residency along the entire 87-mile length of the Kennet and Avon Canal, from the center of Reading to Hanham Lock (Bristol). The project will initiate and exchange collaborative story-telling through drawing and engaging with histories along the towpaths. DRAWING OUT THE CANAL PROJECT will engage with a variety of local groups and clubs from Trowbridge along the 6-day route through activating the process of collecting graphite rubbings, as a way of engaging with the canal histories and generating layers of narrative around the locale.

At drawing Projects UK, I will then examine the generated variety of rubbings, developing an immersive as well as smaller, intimate artworks from the ‘textures of history’ in relation to the 6-day walk. Drawing as a way of transporting to a place, it’s memory and the experiences surrounding it. The amassed rubbings will then be interpreted in a number of ways, over the period of 4-days, in relation to the geography, history and narrative of the whole canal route, alongside exploring the spaces of Drawing Projects UK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2019
EventDrawing Out The Canal - Kennet and Avon Canal, Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Oct 201926 Oct 2019
https://drawingprojects.uk/index.php/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/209-simon-woolham-drawing-out-the-canal-10-to-26-october-2019

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