Gemma Anderson leads a one-day collaborative drawing workshop on ‘the art and science of systematics’. The workshop forms part of Anderson’s ongoing project the Cornwall Morphology and Drawing Centre (CMADC).
Gemma Anderson and Natural History Museum entomologist Dr Gavin Broad are leading this workshop in the series of events presented by CMADC in Studio 15 at the CAST building. To introduce the workshop they will compare contemporary artistic and scientific approaches to taxonomy. Dr Broad will present the standard scientific route to classifying species and Gemma Anderson will present an artistic route through her own Isomorphology model.
Workshop participants will be offered the opportunity to explore the role of drawing in differentiating and describing species and to gain some insight into what an artist and a scientist observe differently before and after drawing. The workshop will then explore alternative approaches to ordering the natural world through drawing, using specimens from the Natural History Museum, London as subjects.
Materials will be provided, but please bring paper and pencils if possible. Previous drawing experience helpful but not essential.
Studio 15, CAST, 3 Penrose Road, Helston, TR13 8TP
To book email [email protected]
CAST Café will offer a simple and delicious lunch.
CAST’s public programme for 2015/16 is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, using funds from the National Lottery.
CMADC is supported by Falmouth University Research and Investment Scheme, the Cornubian Arts and Science Trust (CAST) and by Arts Council England as part of the public programme at CAST.