11 Dec 2010 - 6 Mar 2011 :: The Moment of Privacy Has Passed, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK 

Sketchbooks by Contemporary Artists, Architects and Designers : Private View Friday 10 December 2010 6 – 8 pm 

Accompanying international conference Recto - Verso: redefining the sketchbook

University of Lincoln 10 - 12 February 2011

Visitors to the Usher Gallery in Lincoln will be able to select, take off the shelf and browse through over 200 sketchbooks on loan from contemporary artists, architects, designers and makers. These sketchbooks are included in the Library zone of ‘The Moment of Privacy Has Passed’ an innovative and engaging exhibition of sketchbooks curated by John Plowman.

The exhibition focuses on the ways in which we can engage with the sketchbook in a gallery context. Divided into four zones the exhibition incorporates the conventional modes of display of the Cabinet and Wall, the cutting edge of the Digital and the innovative Library. Each of these zones will offer visitors to the exhibition a different experience of engagement with the sketchbook.

The sketchbook can be viewed as private and personal, a creative space in which thoughts and ideas are noted in a variety of ways by, amongst others, artists, architects, designers. Making these private and self-referential sketchbooks visible within a gallery context will offer up new insights and perspectives on this hitherto invisible aspect of the creative process.

The Cabinet, Wall and digital zones will feature sketchbooks from contemporary artists including Grayson Perry and Simon Faithfull as well as historic sketchbooks from the Usher Gallery’s collections.

Culture & Adult Education

Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP 

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