‘On Drawing’ establishes a connection between thinking and drawing, whilst opening up the discourse between the arts and science. It is an artistic research project that takes, as a point of departure, various videos filmed with Mina Pegourie. Mina is a Moroccan immigrant woman living in France, who is unable to read or write; thus she uses drawing as a tool for everyday life.
Ana Mendes is a writer and visual artist based in London, UK. She studied animation film at La Poudrière École du Film d’Animation, Valence, France (2008), photography at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany (2012) and completed an M. A. in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, London in 2011. Mendes creates projects in which she uses photography, video, drawing, text and installation to address issues of memory, language and identity. Her performance work started by accident, when she wrote Self-portrait, a play about her identity, in 2011. Since then, she has been creating other works, in which performance is used in more diffuse terms.
Jerwood Drawing Prize provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.
Find more about the exhibition here.
Free (booking advised)