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Drawing in the Academy - Virtual Symposium

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A virtual Symposium that seeks to understand and re-think the contemporary role of drawing within Design and Creative Industries Education.

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The University of Newcastle's Faculty of Education and Arts, School of Creative Industries and the Drawing Education Network invite you to participate in a virtual Symposium that seeks to understand and re-think the contemporary role of drawing within Design and Creative Industries Education.

This engaging one day program aims to connect new and established Design Educators who seek to understand the future of drawing within the Academy and its role into the 21st Century. You can view the event program here

The highlight of the event is Keynote presenter, Associate Professor Stuart Medley, who will present “Un-thinking Drawing and Undrawing Thinking". Break out sessions will cover Animation, Illustration, Graphic and Type, UX, AR, Service and Co-design and will be facilitated by Design Academics from the University of Newcastle and beyond.

This event is virtual, free and will create invaluable critical discussion around the role of drawing within Design Education and Visual Communication Design.

About Key Note Presenter, Professor Stuart Medley

Stuart has worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer for 20 years with clients including Anglicare, Austal Ships and the Centre for Social Impact. He makes comics and visual prototypes for service design to improve employment and housing services. He has presented illustration design workshops in the UK, China, throughout Europe and Australia. Stuart is the author of the book, The Picture in Design, among other articles and international conference papers on visual communication design. He is Associate Professor of Design at Edith Cowan University. He is a founding partner, art director and illustrator for Hidden Shoal Recordings, a critically acclaimed record label with a roster of international artists. Stuart is a co-founder and Chair of the Perth Comic Arts Festival.

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