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Ecologies of Drawing Online Exhibition 2022

15 March 2022

2 mins

Call for drawings and audio/video submissions
Loughborough University Drawing Research Group

Deadline for submission: Friday 30th April 2022

Lucia Cunningham. ‘Clay Soil Sediment Drawing onto Puddle’. 2021

Continuing the annual Drawing Research Network events, the Drawing Research Group at Loughborough University are pleased to invite submissions for an online exhibition of drawing curated by artist Sara Schneckloth which aims to explore the notion of ‘Ecologies of Drawing’. We invite responses to the theme from anyone practicing drawing in a traditional or expanded way.

Images selected for exhibition will explore Ecologies of Drawing and how they might act as agents of change. Scientifically concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and environments, in the context of drawing, the term ecology might be understood generously to include: environments of dynamic exchange and metastable equilibrium; inter-relational sites of spatial and temporal encounter; the complex systems and patterns of material and virtual worlds; social, political, and economic ecologies; self-sustaining microcosms within spheres of containment; and fragile interdependencies. In the light of the analogous and entwined conditions of drawing and ecology, we are curious to learn how the agency of drawing operates as an ecological practice – be it in graphite trails, sonic traces, and waves of light, or events and encounters that activate diverse thought and conversation.

Sara Schneckloth’s expanded drawing practice centers on intersections of biology, geology, and architecture as understood through body, material, and mark. An Associate Professor in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina (US) and co-curator of the Seed Cultures Archive, a project in conversation with the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Schneckloth holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin, and has exhibited, taught, and published throughout the US, UK, Canada, South Africa, Norway, and France.,,

Please submit up to 3 drawings or a single audio/video file using this link:

Submission Form

Full information and details including acceptable file types are clearly shown on the submission form.


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