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Seeing Beyond the Immediate Symposium

10:00 on 15 June 2017
Gracefield Arts Centre

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Seeing Beyond the Immediate Symposium
15th June 2017 10am – 5pm
Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries

Seeing Beyond the Immediate is a symposium concerning art practice and cognition organised by the artist Patricia Cain with Upland CIC. We are concerned with exploring how artists evolve through the practice of art and how they contextualise themselves as part of this.

The symposium accompanies an exhibition by Patricia Cain (incorporating work by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham) that looks beyond the aesthetic of artworks to focus on the mindsets and processes of artists whose observation of the world leads them to make both figurative and abstract artworks.

The symposium extends these themes to look at the practitioner’s development, and how understanding and knowledge is developed through practice, reflection and contextualisation. The presenters have something in common – they consider much bigger issues from the specificity of their disciplines, often fusing art, science and spirituality, and we are interested in making this event participatory in place of a more traditional speaker and audience approach.

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Posted by: Upland CIC

Patricia Cain, 'Complex Drawing'

Patricia Cain, 'Complex Drawing'