The Spectacle of Looking


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The Spectacle of Looking is Victoria Turnbull’s ongoing study into the work of artists and writers for whom, the subject of their work is the act of looking itself; this includes research, lectures and talks on depictions of looking in painting, photography, film and other artforms, using drawing techniques in perspective, anamorphosis and trompe l’oeil as tropes to explore and render multiple points of view and ‘Gander‘ a cross arts collaboration with creative producer Natasha Freedman exploring the nature of seeing, and using movement and drawing to enhance the way that we look.

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In October 2013, Gander led Other Wise with Angie Brew as part of the Thinking through Drawing 2013 Research Symposium in New York exploring the relationship between the drawer, the viewer and the drawing.


[two_third padding=”0 10px 0 0″]In November 2013, Victoria Turnbull presented the first in a series of short lectures at the National Gallery looking at the use of, and our perception of, the colour red in Western Art and drawing on the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens and John Constable.[/two_third]

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Samson and Delilah, Peter Paul Rubens, about 1609-10, National Gallery, London [/one_third]