On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

Everything got off to a wonderful start on New Year's Day and Bank Holiday Monday.  I went for several walks, spent hours away from the internet, read loads, cooked great food, laughed at my husband's jokes, listened to my kids' music, generally hung out with the family, wrote some new poems. Then I got stumped … Continue reading On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

Interview with artist Anita Taylor

Professor Anita Taylor is an artist,  Dean of the School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University, Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and Founder of Drawing Projects UK which has a new base at Bridge House, Trowbridge. Last week, I popped into Bridge House to see The Discerning Eye Collection which is being shown there until … Continue reading Interview with artist Anita Taylor

Guest Blog: Anita Taylor talks about establishing a centre for drawing and contemporary art at Bridge House in Trowbridge

Very exciting to read this article on The Arts in Wiltshire Blog.

Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, Jerwood Drawing Prize Director, and artist, Anita Taylor talk about her visions for a new centre for drawing and contemporary art in Trowbridge, West Wiltshire.

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Vestiges, Anita Taylor installed at Drawing Projects, Bridge House Vestiges, Anita Taylor installed at Drawing Projects, Bridge House

Drawing is both a sophisticated and vital means of thinking and communicating, and is readily accessible to all. As a primary visual language, essential for neurological development and enhanced communication and expression, drawing is perhaps as important as the development of written and verbal skills. The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; with images transcending many barriers of language and enhancing communications in an increasingly globalised world.

Alongside a need for drawing skills for those entering employment identified by a range of industries in the creative sectors – animation, architecture, design, fashion, film, theatre, performance and the communication industries – drawing is also widely used within a range of other professions as a means to develop, document, explore, explain, interrogate and plan, including in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine and…

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