‘Speed of Thought’ 

Contemporary drawing exhibition spanning science, art & design

Devised & curated by Hand + Young Projects
 

Art Academy London

Newington Gallery, The Former Newington Library, 155 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RS


Exhibition open: 15th November - 24th November 2019, 11am-5pm

Private view: Thursday 14th November, 6pm-8.30pm

Practitioner talk: Thursday 21 November, 6pm-8pm 

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‘Speed of Thought’ 

Contemporary drawing exhibition spanning science, art & design

Devised & curated by Hand + Young Projects

Art Academy London

Newington Gallery, The Former Newington Library, 155 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RS

 

Exhibition open: 15th November - 24th November 2019, 11am-5pm

Private view: Thursday 14th November, 6pm-8.30pm

Practitioner talk: Thursday 21 November, 6pm-8pm 

Hand + Young Projects present an investigation into the potential of drawing to speak across boundaries. Bringing together practitioners across the fields of science, art, design, architecture and music, Hand + Young are expanding the conversation around the practice and purpose of drawing. 

The exhibition researches the language of drawing and how it is used to describe, plan, and explore spatial and environmental enquiries across different disciplines. Asking what a drawing can be, and who it might be made by, ‘Speed of Thought’ proposes drawing as a mode of thinking, a link between professions, and a platform to disseminate complex findings. Unexpected synergies surface between the work presented, which includes scientific diagrams, geological field sketches, mapping, sculptural maquettes, architectural proposals, subtraction pattern cutting, scrolls, sketchbooks, tapestry, digital visualisations and speculative works. The title ‘Speed of Thought’ is derived from a quote by Isabel Seligman in her British Museum publication ‘Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now’. 

Exhibitors: Jonas Dahlberg, Andrew Bick, Gary Clough, Evy Jokhova, Sigrid Holmwood, Clare Humphries, Neil Morley, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Lee Triming, Julian Wild, Simon Hitchens, Beňat Olaberria, Rob Pepper, Catherine Morland, Simon Leahy-Clark, Julian Roberts & Mari Bendeliani, James McWilliam, Matthew Genge, Suzie Hingley-Wilson, Mark S Sephton, Lewis Dartnell, David Rothery, Stephen Wolfram, L David Mech, Martha Schwartz Partners, Benz Kotzen, Steve Jensen, Architype, Office for Subversive Architecture, Intelligent Mobility Design Centre (Royal College of Art), Studio Polpo, SAM Architects, Neil Spiller, Alison Hand & Isabel Young. Contributors are associated with various institutions including: Imperial College, University of Surrey, University of Westminster, Open University, Wolfram Research, U.S. Geological Survey, University of Greenwich, Art Academy London, The Royal College of Art & The Ruskin School of Art.

With this exhibition, Hand + Young open up a convergence between art and science, bringing together practitioners who conventionally seldom share the same space. 

Isabel Young is an inter-disciplinary artist working three-dimensionally with drawing, painting, architecture and landscape architecture. As Tutor (Research) on the Graduate Diploma in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art she teaches across art and design. Alison Hand is an artist practicing across drawing and painting with research interests in site specific and expanded drawing and painting. Hand is BA Programme Leader at Art Academy London. Working together for over 20 years, Hand + Young Projects is a collaborative curatorial practice. 

This exhibition is generously funded by Art Academy London & The Royal College of Art.