Drawing and the street texts of Chapeltown

Barker, Garry ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1686-3738 (2018) Drawing and the street texts of Chapeltown. Drawing: Research, Theory and Practice, 3 (1). pp. 75-85. ISSN 2057-0384


This article is a meditation on a field text that explores the concept of the sentient street. The graffiti walls of Chapeltown, a multi-cultural area of Leeds, a Northern English city, talk to an artist embedded within its community and these street texts give rise to drawings that embody that experience. Nancy’s concept that a drawing does not become information, but a sense, is used as a guide to the way textual information becomes embedded into the feeling tone of a drawing.

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