Reception – “Unfolding Stories: Sketching the Everyday” by Lynne Chapman

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Date(s) - 29/07/2016
18:00 - 20:45



Join us for a special private viewing of ‘Unfolding Stories: Sketching the Everyday’, an exhibition of sketches from Lynne Chapman’s year as Leverhulme artist in residence at the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, a sociological research centre at The University of Manchester.

Lynne has been seeing the world of the university a little differently, documenting the life of a sociologist in over fifty metres of sketching (well, that’s as many as we could fit in the exhibition!). She has been recording campus life: teaching, students, and many, many meetings. She has also been ‘on the road’ with researchers, incorporating drawing into research in different ways.

All the work on display was painted in real time, on the spot, capturing the stories of people and places. Lynne adds her own observations as she sketches, weaving text into the images, creating lively and often funny incites into what is happening around her as she works.

Part of our adventure in sketching has been exploring how and if sketching can be used as an innovative research tool, to create new kinds of data or find new ways of seeing the world that contribute to social science research. Lynne has been working with novice sketchers at the Morgan Centre and you can also see some of the results of these collaborations.

The Unfolding Stories exhibition is open to the public 26 July to 1 August (except Sunday 31 July). Lynne is also running to mini workshops on Tuesday 26 July and Monday 1 August, from 10.15 – 12.45. Lynne will show you lots of fun techniques to add confidence, impact and colour to your sketches. All materials provided.

For more information see website for more details and complete opening times.

Z-arts – 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA, United Kingdom

You can register for the reception on here.

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