To begin with I want to acknowledge that the sub-name of this course ‘Relational Drawing’ takes its cue from Nicholas Bourriaud’s book Relational Aesthetics (2002), in which he discusses the “…possibilities of a relational art (an art taking as its theoretical horizon the realm of human interactions and its social context, rather than the assertion of an [purely individual] independent and private symbolic space)…” (p. 14).

 

In this course, ideas on relationality between/among people and the surroundings will be explored. The individually experienced perceptions of such relationality(s) will be examined through the medium of drawing and through the engagements that arise in viewing these drawings in both group and one-to-one discussions. Students continue to develop their overall skills and confidence in aspects of making art and speaking and writing about it.