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Body, Space, Place in Collective and Collaborative Drawing: Drawing Conversations II, edited by Jill Journeaux, Helen Gorrill, and Sara Reed was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2020. The book evolved from both the 2017 symposium, and the cover image featured a pastel drawing by Chris Crickmay; ‘Untitled drawing derived from Promenade 3’.

The book is the second in the Drawing Conversations series of edited books. Whilst both collective and collaborative drawing is being widely explored internationally, both within and beyond educational institutions, there is surprising little serious research published on the topic. This gap in knowledge informed the organisation of the second international Drawing Conversations Symposium in December 2017. The event drew another strong and global response, and brought together a wide range of participants including: academics, artists, dancers, researchers, designers, architects and doctoral students. The research considers interrelationships of drawing, body, space and place. The sections in the book are divided into three themes of Body, Space, Place. A short essay introduces each of the three themes.  

Contributors to the book:

Section 1 Body edited by Sara Reed;

Chapter One – Sara Reed ‘In Conversation with Chris Crickmay and Eva Karczag’

Chapter Two – Chris Crickmay and Eva Karczag ‘Living and Re-living the Moment: An Account of a Collaborative Practice’

Chapter Three – Laurence Schmidlin ‘Drawing as a Tool for Mapping the Body in Space’

Chapter Four – Katrina Brown ‘Working-low: Activatinf the Horizontal Plane’

Chapter Five – Sally Doughty ‘ Hourglass: Drawing In and As Performance’

Section 2 Space edited by Jill Journeaux;

Chapter Six – Jill Journeaux ‘The Fabric of Being’

Chapter Seven – Simon Woolham ‘In Search Of the Shortcuts’

Chapter Eight – Lesley Hicks ‘Drawing: A Protest Against Forgetting’

Chapter Nine – Joe Graham ‘ Eighteen Drawings: The Colour of Time’

Chapter Ten – Jenny Walden ‘Drawing upon writing and Drawing – In and Around Faith, Hope and Sense’

Section 3 edited by Helen Gorrill;

Chapter Eleven Helen Gorrill ‘Drawing Patterns on Place: A Gendered Analysis of European Collections’Contemporary Drawings and their Makers’

Chapter Twelve – Sarah Jane Lawton ‘Interrelationships: Mirrored Drawing interventions in India and the UK’

Chapter Thirteen – Courtney Coyne-Jensen ‘Drawing on Lived experience:L Presencing and Protheses’

Chapter Fourteen – Deborah Harty ‘Wandering through Drawing’s Trace’

Chapter Fifteen – Kiera O’Toole ‘Drawing from the Non-Place