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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton


Brighton CCA invites writer and artist Samantha McCulloch to consider the relationship between writing and illustration in her practice taking The Carrier Bag of Fiction as a starting point. Unfolding over the following 6 weeks, a series of ‘micro’ events will take place online such as publishing text, reading extracts of writing, displaying hand made illustrations and riso prints.

To begin this exploration, Samantha says, “Writing and sketching are about being curious, producing an outline and then fleshing out the sensibilities, tonalities, and idioms. Sometimes a light trace is enough. Sometimes an aspect of a picture requires more elaboration. Working between two forms can elucidate unexpected aspects of each. For example, working with the suggestive stroke of a brush encourages a looseness in writing. Writing is a way of working something out, of getting at the heart of a problem, it is the process of giving shape to a vaguely defined wash. Drawing is the process of washing and picturing, of finding the ether for a story or an essay.”

How to get involved:
This project will launch on the 7 April 2020. Visit this event page to discover new weekly content and invitations to create.

Samantha McCulloch is a writer and researcher based in Amsterdam. She is a doctoral candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis where she is researching relations between race and land in the 19th century Cape Colony. She also writes essays and fiction  about possession, relations to land and questions of ownership.

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