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A drawing workshop with Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris artworks

Matthew Harris Artworks

Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.” John Cage

Our aim is to explore playful ways in which images and visual information can be generated and developed through drawing.

Matthew Harris studied textiles at Goldsmiths College. He has been working with textiles since 2000, having previously exhibited drawings and works on paper. He has shown in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout the UK, Ireland and Japan.

Day 1 Drawing

Working from a series of sketchbook images, drawings, photographs etc we will explore a number of exercises and processes that will allow you to generate and develop visual information from an apparently simple starting point. By the end of the day you should have a series of images that will form the starting point for the work on day 2.

Day 2/3 Response and interpretation

Days two and three are about development and interpretation. The images you created on day one now become a starting point or template for the development of further images that distill and evolve the original imagery, moving it away from the original starting point in an attempt to create new and unexpected visual material.

The interpretation of these images into textile materials is the final stage of the project. You may however decide at this stage that paper is enough. Whether you decide to continue with paper or move into textile materials the emphasis is always on how you might sensitively interpret anything you have done on paper.

For an insight into Matthew’s working process, there are three great videos here –

Matthew Harris artworks 2

Matthew Harris artworks