Professor Anita Taylor
Artist, Curator and Educator based in the U.K. @drawingprojectsuk

She is founding Director of theTrinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project (1994-present) and established Drawing Projects UK in 2009. She has extensive leadership, teaching, research and review experience in Higher Education in the UK and internationally and is currently Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. Drawing is central to her practice - in the studio, in education, public engagement, as a writer and curator – and her advocacy for drawing as a vital means of communication and expression for all underpins this work. Co-author of Drawing [Cassell Illustrated, first published 2003], she has also written for The Guardian/Observer, Craft Arts International, Garageland, RA Magazine and has been interviewed for After Nyne, Interalia, Studio International, Times Higher Education, and the Artist’s Lives, Oral History Collection, National Life Stories in the British Library Sound Archive.

Tania Kovats
Artist and educator based in the U.K.

Her artwork explores the ways that culture negotiates how we connect to the natural world. Her practice embraces drawing, writing, teaching, and sculpture, often working in the public realm. Kovats is an advocate for drawing in its expanded field, as a highly significant tool of thinking and expression, that provides an infinite, cross disciplinary, and varied means of communication that continues to be expanded and enriched by practitioners. Kovats’ research and advocacy for drawing has resulted in two publications ‘The Drawing Book. A Survey of Drawing : The Primary Means of Expression’; an ‘Drawing Water - Drawing as a Mechanism of Exploration’ which consisted of drawings thematically linked by the sea. More recently Kovats has been developing programs of drawing combined with meditation practices, that consider drawing as a tool of wellbeing. Her works are in both public and private collections in the UK and abroad, including Arts Council, Jupiter Artland, The British Council, Government Art Collection, the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, and the V&A. Her drawings are included in Phaidon’s ‘Vitamin D’, 2021. She is Professor of Drawing and Making, University of Dundee.

Chloe Briggs
Artist and educator based in Paris. 

In 2013 she created, ‘Drawing is Free’, an initiative designed to bring people together around the pleasure and practice of drawing. This work takes many forms,  including: educational materials, live events and community projects. Drawing is Free has had the support of the Arts Council England, Mairie de Paris, and various respected Arts and Education institutions in the U.K. and Europe. During lockdown in March 2020, she concieved of and designed an International Online Foundation Course in Art and Design which launched in September 2020. Since then she has been at the forefront of imagining the possibilities for teaching and learning in a virtual space. The quality of her ideas and success of this work was celebrated worldwide by people taking part in events organized as part of a residency at Drawing Projects U.K. alongside, The Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize 2020. Since then she has created a Patreon to develop this work. As an artist she draws and makes things daily, considering drawing as her focus: the underlying creative force that drives it all.

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