The VaroomLab Interpretation symposium was held 18-19 September 2014, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth. A short report on the content of the event can be seen on the Varoom website.
Illustrators, students and academics all attended the successful event, which explored ways in which illustrators interpret, re-interpret and misinterpret information through illustration practice.
Subjects included gender representation in illustration, creating ‘artefacts’ to illustrate The Prisoner of Zenda, interpretations of Error, an exploration of how visual storytelling is vital in how we engage with the world and the role of exchange between artist and scientist in natural history illustration (in relation to elephants).
The content of the symposium will be pubished in the digital VaroomLab Journal in early 2015.