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Colouring In: The Past – A Symposium

25th November 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A symposium hosted by Camberwell and Chelsea Colleges of Arts (UAL, London), concerned with illustrative strategies that unearth, activate and reposition our relationships to the past.

In-person and online tickets available. Do note that in-person tickets are strictly limited.

About ‘Colouring In’:

‘Colouring In is a collaborative research project by Dr Stephanie Black (Kingston School of Art) and Luise Vormittag (Camberwell College of Arts, UAL), through which we are examining the impact of illustration on themes of critical importance to global debates’.


Dr Jaleen Grove, Assistant Professor of Illustration (Rhode Island School of Design, USA)
The Lacuna’s Calling: A graphic reckoning with history

History-telling as an imaginative act: interweaving personal history, academic scholarship and creative practice, this presentation reflects on the illustrator as a medium for creative incantation in the face of historical gaps and omissions.

Dr Alexandra D’Onofrio, Visual Anthropologist (University of Manchester)
Drawing and Animating Futures Past: Exploring existential possibilities of migratory experiences

How can animation be employed as a collective storytelling practice with a group of migrants in search of better life opportunities? A reflection on the possibilities for anthropologists and visual researchers to investigate other realms of being.

Panels include:

Empathy and the Past: Outlining, Erasing, and Colouring In, convened by Dr Rachel Emily Taylor

What is an illustrator’s moral responsibility when representing people and events from the past? This panel presents two illustrative projects to reflect on this question.

Working with Archives: Approaches, ethics and impact, convened by Serena Katt

What does it mean for illustrators to search for and visually re-interpret archival materials? How does our digital age re-invent archival practices? A multi-perspectival panel discussion.

FREE. For the full programme, click here to visit the organisers website or click here to book


Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London,SW1P 4JUUnited Kingdom


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