Drawing Discussion: A Dawn Chorus with Mike Collier on 24 November

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this Drawing Discussion event in association with the exhibition by Mike Collier, A Dawn Chorus. Singing the World, Mimesis and Birdsong, with music by Bennett Hogg.

Hear Mike Collier in conversation with Anita Taylor on Saturday 24 November at 4pm in the intimate setting of The Drawing Centre Project Space. This is the last day of the exhibition and opportunity to see and hear the artist talk about his work and his collaboration with composer, Bennett Hogg, natural history sound recordist, Geoffrey Sample, and printmaker, Alex Charrington of Charrington Editions to realise this project.

The exhibition was initially inspired by listening to a dawn chorus at Cheeseburn in a Northumberland woodland garden - a choir of sixteen birds heard early one morning in mid-May. Together their songs, represented variously as digitally manipulated sonograms and musical transcriptions, from the basis of the exhibition of screenprints, music and digital prints.

Professor Mike Collier is a lecturer, writer, curator and artist based at the University of Sunderland. His work pays close attention to the environment and is usually place-specific. He integrates image and text, often drawing on the poetic qualities of the colloquial names for places, plants and birds. For more information Mike Collier, please see www.mikecollier.eu or www.walk.uk.net

Please book here for this event (ticket includes refreshments served by Studio Cafe).

After the Drawing Discussion, please join us for the closing reception to mark the end of the exhibition at Drawing Projects UK.

Image credits: Song of the Wren, 2017, Mike Collier; Bennett Hogg and Mike Collier at Drawing Projects UK