Drawing Research Forum 2021/22 Sessions – Part 3

Brian O'Doherty in conversation with Professor Margaret Iversen



This online session of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, provides access to recent research examining critical issues around contemporary drawing.

The session will feature presentations and a plenary discussion with artists examining diverse themes, and utilising and developing current discourse around contemporary drawing.  The Drawing Research Forum provides a space for knowledge exchange between disciplines, encourages cross-fertilization of ideas and methodology, and fosters collaborations between artists and researchers.   


Presentations include:

  • Maryclare Foá, Birgitta Hosea and Carali McCall – Performance Drawing 2021
  • Dr Emilia Terracciano – Rubbing in it: Simryn Gill’s automatic drawings. See with a feeling eye: feel with a seeing hand
  • Martin Lewis – Non-Graphic, Repetitive Drawing, Duration and the Generation of Thought
  • Winnie Sze – Drawing connections: the art of Ernest Mancoba

View full programme here

Maryclare Foá studied PhD at Camberwell UAL (2011), and the Turps OffSite Course (20-21). Foá’s practice explores narratives connecting the seen, the sensed and the dreamed, and teaches drawing at UAL. Foá has exhibited works in ‘A History of Drawing’, at Camberwell Space (2018); TBW Drawing prize (2020); RA summer show (2021); and  RWS 2022. Birgitta Hosea studied PhD at Central Saint Martins (2012). Hosea performs drawing and expands animation and is Professor of Moving Image at UCA. Hosea has exhibited works at ASIFAKeil, Vienna; National Gallery X; Venice & Karachi Biennales; Oaxaca & Chengdu Museums of Contemporary Art; and Hanmi Gallery, Seoul. Carali McCall studied PhD at Central Saint Martins (2014). McCall was a finalist in the 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize and was awarded Arts Council England. McCall has works held in private and public collections.

Dr Emilia Terracciano – Prior to joining the University of Manchester, Emilia was the Leverhulme postdoctoral fellow and AW Mellon Global South Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art (2015-20), and Bowra Junior Research Fellow at Wadham College at University of Oxford. Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in Oxford Art Journal, Art Journal, The Art Bulletin and ArtMargins. Emilia is an active critic and essayist for Frieze, The Caravan Magazine, Marg, Sculpture Journal, Light Works, MetBreuer, Paul Mellon Centre, Lux, Jhaveri Contemporary, and La Biennale di Venezia. Her book 'Art and Emergency: Modernism in Twentieth-century India' was published by IB Tauris in 2018. She is advisory board member for the South Asia Gallery, Manchester Museum.

Martin Lewis – Martin is a Nottingham based artist whose central concern is with drawing and what it enables. He gained an MA in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002 and is currently studying for his PhD by practice; “How Does Repetitive, Durational, Non-Graphic Drawing Generate Thinking?” in the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University. He has exhibited at Kingsgate Gallery London (with Robert Luzar, 2012), Chelsea College of Art, and as part of SAR annual conference (2015.) He has contributed work to the 'Drawology' project, showing work at the Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham NTU (2014) and at Lanchester Gallery Uni, Coventry (2015) and 'Performing Drawology' at the Bonnington Gallery 2016.  He is a part time lecturer in Fine Art at Loughborough University and an active participator in the SDCA Drawing Research Group at the University and presented papers at their annual conferences.

Winnie Sze – is a freelance curator and researcher currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, whose scholarship on Mancoba includes a paper for the VanAbbe Museum (Eindhoven) following a research fellowship (2018) and an essay for the catalogue to accompany a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) (May-September 2019).  Winnie has also contributed papers to South African art history conferences and organized an international conference in Cape Town in February 2020.  Winnie is currently working on curating an exhibition on Mancoba and Sonja Ferlov Mancoba at the Cobra Museum (Amstelveen, 2023).  Besides research on Mancoba, Winnie’s interests lie in global contemporary art and has curated projects and exhibitions with a social agenda.