Centre For Drawing: A Network

Centre for Drawing 'Positioning Jean Helion', Stephen Farthing, Crayon and ink on paper, 2013

The Centre For Drawing: Wimbledon is focused on developing research, debate and support for members of the CCW Graduate School.

The centre seeks both to develop a better understanding of drawing as a cross disciplinary subject and to use that knowledge to inform curriculum development. 

Over the past decade the Centre has initiated a number of exhibitions and publications designed to enhance our understanding of drawing.
Lead members of the network include Kelly Chorpening, Course Leader BA Drawing Camberwell, Simon Betts, Dean of Wimbledon College of Art and Stephen Farthing, RA, The Rootstein Hopkins Professor of Drawing. 

In November 2011 Betts and Farthing delivered keynote addresses at Thinking through Drawing: Practice into Knowledge, a conference organised by The Department of Arts & Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. 

In 2012 Kelly Chorpening organised Drawing Out 2012, a conference held in London in collaboration with The National Gallery. Speakers included artists Michael Craig-Martin, Grayson Perry, Michael Landy, Kelly Chorpening and Stephen Farthing.  

During April 2013 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology hosted The Centre for Drawing: Wimbledon at their third international network collaboration conference in Melbourne. Speakers included Dr Aaron McPeak (a recently completed CCW PhD student), Farthing, Chorpening and Professor Paul Coldwell. The subject of the conference was Drawing and Writing Publications which included The Sketch Books of  Nicholas Grimshaw, September 2009, RA Publications; The Sketch Books of Jocelyn Herbert, November 2011, RA Publications; The Good Drawing, September 2012, Bright Publication, CCW; The Sketchbooks of Derek Jarman, September 2013, Thames & Hudson.
 
Contact Simon Betts s.betts@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk