Drawing as a tool for shaping community experience into collective allegory

Barker, Garry (2017) Drawing as a tool for shaping community experience into collective allegory. In: Collective and collaborative drawing in contemporary practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 192-215. ISBN 9781527503472

Abstract

This chapter offers an account of an artist using drawing to develop images of allegorical significance within an inner-city community. It highlights the ways in which a variety of drawing methodologies can be used to respond to different community concerns, considering drawings as a visualisation tool, analogy, invention, narrative and visual allegory. Barker believes that drawing can be used to develop a deeper understanding of difference and of mutual interests of various residents within a multi-cultural community. He also argues that drawing can act as a catalyst to help the wider community approach issues of contemporary urban life and associated political and social issues.

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